Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is raffling off the shirt from his final Nigeria appearance to help people in the country who are affected by coronavirus.
The top Ikeme donned in a World Cup qualifier against Zambia – before he had to retire after a successful battle against leukaemia – is up for grabs, with tickets costing £10 each and £800 raised so far.
”While we have all been affected in different ways by this lockdown, I have been worryingly aware of how the impact has really affected Nigeria, he said on his go fund page.
”Unfortunately, state aid is hard to come by. Hunger and poverty could hit just as hard as the virus with people unable to leave there house to make ends meet.
”I’m auctioning my Nigeria shirt from the World Cup qualifier against Zambia. This was also my final game in a Super Eagles shirt!!
”The funds will help to buy vital supplies for The Motherless children and babies in Onitsha and Umunna in south Onitsha.
”I will also be looking to support other causes in Nigeria whereby the money raised will go directly to the people that need it.”
The English born goalkeeper made his debut in 2015 for Nigeria his time with Eagles was cut short after been diagnosed of acute leukaemia in 2017 and had to retire 2018 after being on remission.
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If you are interested go ahead and visit justgiving.com and search ‘Carl Ikeme’ to take part.
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