The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed shock over the news that Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has been diagnosed with leukemia.

NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, has backed Ikeme to fully recover from the illness.

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“The Nigerian football fraternity and indeed the world, pray for @Carl_Ikeme as he faces this tough but not impossible journey. We believe.

“We believe this strength will see @Carl_Ikeme through. Stay strong @Carl_Ikeme and have faith. You will beat this like a champion.

“As devastating as this is, we also know @Carl_Ikeme possesses the fighting spirit associated with Nigerians. We are behind Carl completely,” Pinnick wrote in a first of a series of tweets on Thursday.

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