Acute Leukaemia: Wolves retain Ikeme as first choice keeper

Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced Carl Ikeme as their number one for the upcoming 2017/18 season.

Last week, the goalkeeper was diagnosed with acute leukaemia after returning with abnormal results following a routine blood test.

The 31-year-old has since begun his battle to beat cancer with an immediate course of chemotherapy.

Wolves have also announced a number of initiatives to support Ikeme in what could be a long fight against the condition.

Ten per cent of gate receipts from the season opener against Middlesbrough on August 5 will be donated to Birmingham-based charity Cure Leukaemia, as will profits from the sale of goalkeeper replica shirts printed with ‘Ikeme 1’.

A large banner, flags and messages of support for Ikeme on the electronic boards are among the club’s other initiatives.

 

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