Super Eagles of Nigeria and Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has confirmed his retirement from the professional game.

The 32-year-old announced the news to his teammates before a training session at Compton on Tuesday morning.

The Wolves Academy product came to the decision after consultation with medical experts following his 12-month battle with acute leukaemia.

Last month Ikeme announced on Twitter that he was in complete remission from the disease after ‘a tough year and intense chemotherapy’.

The stopper now intends to take some time off with his young family before embarking on life after football.

Ikeme made 274 domestic career appearances in all competitions, with over 200 of them coming for Wolves, the club he joined in 2000 as a 14-year-old.


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