Tuesday, 27 June 2017

I Can Be Available For Nigeria-Cameroon Game, Says Eagles Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme

Nigeria first choice goalie Carl Ikeme has given Super Eagles fans hope after saying he will recover in time for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against African Champions Cameroon.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers keeper who has been out of action after sustaining an injury ahead of Super Eagles friendly match against Senegal, missed his club's remaining games last season and Nigeria 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa which the Super Eagles lost 2-0 in Uyo on June 10.

In an exclusive chat with the official website of Nigeria Football Federation, the Championship keeper said:
"It's been slow and tough. It was something I was carrying for a long time. I couldn't play or train. It took more than a normal hamstring injury.
"I have been working hard every day with the physios and hopefully, I'm closer to getting back to training.

"We start our pre-season on Monday (yesterday) so hopefully, I can start building up in training and hopefully, I can be available for our games and the Nigeria games coming up as well.

"Hopefully. Yeah, I think I should be back to full fitness because I have not been able to do too much but I've been strong. I have been training hard with the team in the last three weeks. I'm hoping I should be back to normal training in two weeks.

"I'm thankful. It's just disappointing that the injuries are coming at a time when we have the qualifiers. I'm excited though, that I’m returning to fitness and hopefully, I would have an injury-free season."

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