By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Super Eagles sensational goalkeeper Carl Onora Ikeme has put up his last Super Eagles against Zambia in a world cup qualifier for raffle to help the needy in Nigeria.
At this time of the pandemic where things are biting hard, the goalkeeper has auctioned the shirt through a £10 ticket to raise £100.
Hi everyone , with the lockdown affecting everyone around the world in different ways. I have decided to raffle my shirt from my final game for @NGSuperEagles the WCQ V Zambia. It’s £10 a ticket with multiple donations having more names in the hat! https://t.co/4jnHYftqlf pic.twitter.com/mNpUltdVXE
— Carl Ikeme (@Carl_Ikeme) May 2, 2020
”While we have all been affected in different ways by this lockdown, I have been worryingly aware of how the impact has really affected Nigeria. Unfortunately state aid is hard to come by. Hunger and poverty could hit just as hard as the virus with people unable to to leave there house to make ends meet.”
”I’m auctioning my Nigeria shirt from the World Cup qualifier against Zambia. This was also my final game in a Super Eagles shirt!! The funds will help to buy vital supplies for The Motherless children and babies in Onitsha and Umunna in south Onitsha. I will also be looking to support other causes in Nigeria where by the money raised will go directly to the people that need it.” He said on his go fund page.
The goalie had made his debut in 2015 for Nigeria his time with Eagles was cut short in 2018 due to sickness.
The English born goalkeeper had been diagnosed of acute leukaemia in 2017 and had to retire 2018 after being on remission.
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