What do you want to know about Carl Ikeme?
Well, we thought Nigerian fans may want to know few things about Ikeme, so we took a little dig and came out with five interesting facts about this new Super Eagles ‘debutant’ goalkeeper.
1. Surprise Call Up
Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is one of the surprise call ups to the Super Eagles team by new coach Sunday Oliseh, The fair ball stopper eventually made his debut during the double header against Tanzania in the AFCON qualification series and Niger in an international friendly.
2. His Nigerian Nationality
Ikeme’s father is originally from Onitsha, Anambra, South West Nigeria, according to the Wolves shot stopper his father should be in Port Harcourt to watch the September 8 friendly against Niger Republic.
3 First Choice Goalkeeper for Wolves’ Recording Making Squad
Ikeme was part of the record making Wolves squad that won the League One title with a record points tally. He is contracted to Wolves until summer 2017.
4. Spent Most of his Professional Career on Loan:
Ikeme has made an awesome nine loan moves within a decade, it cannot be said for sure whether that is a testimony to his prowess or otherwise.
Ikeme has once suffered an injury in a bizarre fashion: The 29-year old stayed several weeks on the sidelines after breaking his hand punching a dressing-room tactics board.
6. Suffered Racist Attack:
Carl Ikeme was has suffered a pocket of racist attacks in England; chief among of them was the well reported incidence in a League One match at the Banks’s Stadium against Walsall where the keeper was emphatic that he was called a c**n twice.