The Nigeria Football Federation is set to offer Carl Ikeme coaching education as a goalkeeper trainer and then absorb him into the technical crew of the Super Eagles.
NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi announced over the weekend that the Federation was in contact with the Ikeme, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017, but who entered into complete remission only last month, announced his decision to retire from the beautiful game on Friday, with a view to training him.
“The Nigeria Football Federation will find the resources to send him on a coaching course, and afterwards absorb him into the technical crew of the Super Eagles.”
Dr Sanusi disclosed that the NFF was aware of Ikeme's plan to retire from football.
“A few weeks ago, he had spoken on phone with the NFF President and first Vice President of CAF, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, to intimate him on his desire to retire.
The retired Super Eagles' goalkeeper was in goal for the senior national team in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying games with Swaziland home and away, away to Zambia, the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Tanzania home and away, against Egypt at home, and, in friendly games with Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroun as well as Niger Republic.
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