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Ikeme’s retirement my Biggest regret – Rohr

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SUPER Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said Carl Ikeme’s retirement is one of his biggest regrets experienced as the head coach of the Super Eagles.

Ikeme who was a former professional footballer played as a goalkeeper and spent his entire career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, making 207 appearances across all competitions.

The 32-year-old was later diagnosed with acute leukaemia just before the start of the World Cup, forcing out of the National team.

Speaking on Tuesday Night football interview monitored by footballlive.ng, coachGernot Rohr described the experience as quite painful and heart breaking knowing his ability in the goal keeping department.

He said, “if there is one thing that gave me lots of concern, it’s Carl Ikeme’s illness it was very disheartening because it has placed a sudden hold on his career.

It could be recalled that Ikeme contributed in no small measure to Nigeria’s qualification for the last World Cup in Russia, putting up impressive performances in the qualifiers leading to the tournament.

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