Nigeria players including William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun and Elderson Echiejile have reacted to Carl Ikeme’s positive health update.
The shot-stopper was diagnosed with leukaemia when a blood test returned abnormal results last summer.
The illness saw the 31-year-old miss all of last season’s Championship games with Wolverhampton Wanderers, and ultimately a chance to feature at the World Cup with Nigeria.
However, Ikeme tweeted that he is winning the fight against the ailment on Saturday, after a year of intense chemotherapy and his international teammates have described it as the ‘best news at the World Cup so far’.
This is the best news in this World Cup so far 🙏🏽❤️ https://t.co/eVaM4cn7jW
— Leon Balogun (@LeonBalogun) June 23, 2018
Thank God bro 🙏🏽 best news! You are inspirational. We are with you all the way until you are cured. 💪🏽❤️ https://t.co/Aa8I8fLbnm
— William Troost-Ekong (@WTroostEkong) June 23, 2018
This warms my heart brother! God is so good! https://t.co/2jnqMSTGJr
— Elderson Echiejile (@EldersonEch) June 23, 2018
— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) June 24, 2018