Super Eagles goalstopper, Carl Ikeme has expressed happiness when he received a phone call from the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung.
According to The Nation, Dalung who spoke on behalf of the Federal Government, prayed God to grant Ikeme divine healing, assuring him that Nigerians were praying for his quick recovery.
“On behalf of the Federal Government, sports loving Nigerians and football fans at home and abroad, I wish to convey our sympathy and solidarity over your current health challenges. Since the unfortunate development, we have received overwhelming outpour of emotions on your behalf from all parts of the country. We share in your pain. Though you’re thousands of miles away from home, we are with you in spirit and in prayers.
“You have been our source of pride and your performances as goalkeeper for the Super Eagles stands you out like a star. We are indebted to you and will stand by you to support, pray and encourage you in this trying period. We wish you a quick recovery and hope you leave the hospital soon.”
In his response, Carl Ikeme who was reportedly in high spirit thanked the federal government for reaching out to him through the phone call.
“I am so happy to hear from Nigerians through the federal government and my spirit is lifted. I am responding to treatment and I can’t wait to leave here and be with my teammates. This call is worth more than money so I appreciate this show of love from Nigerians, my coach and the NFF President who also took time to come here to visit me. Thank you so much for your love and care,” Ikeme said.
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