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Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme in remission after cancer battle

Ikeme in remission after cancer battle
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Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme reveals on social media that he is in remission after battling cancer for almost a year.

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has announced that he is in remission after battling cancer for almost a year.

The Nigeria international was diagnosed with leukaemia in July last year after returning abnormal results on a blood test taken for pre-season training.

On Saturday, Ikeme announced on social media that he was in remission and thanked friends, family and the public for their support.

"After a tough year and intense chemotherapy throughout I would like to let everyone know I am in complete remission," wrote the 32-year-old.

"I still have hurdles to get over to be cured but I can hopefully now move forward with some normality. I would like to thank my family/friends to start with who have gone above and beyond for me.

"The support I have received from Wolves/Nigeria, the football world and from people from all over the world has been hard to put into words.

"I can't thank everyone at the Christie and heartlands hospital enough for their care! What next who knows... I'm just taking it a day at a time."

Ikeme has been selected as the 24th player for Nigeria at the World Cup.

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