Leon Balogun dedicates Nigeria World Cup unbeaten run to goalkeeper Carl Ikeme
The Super Eagles ended their FIFA World Cup qualification campaign with no losses and defender Leon Balogun has dedicated Nigeria’s unbeaten run to ill Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.
The 29-year-old who captained Gernot Rohr’s men against Algeria on Friday night, paid tribute to Ikeme who has been out of action since July after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
The 31-year-old goalkeeper featured in three World Cup qualifying games for the Super Eagles before starting chemotherapy.
“Proud to have captained my country today and remain unbeaten at @FIFAWorldCup qualifiers. The road to Russia was an exciting and even more successful one. I dedicate this achievement to our team mate @Carl_Ikeme who started this journey with us. This one’s for you bro,” Balogun tweeted.