This much was made known by coach of the team Gernot Rohr during an interview in Lagos monitored by Owngoalnigeria.com , when he was asked about the sick goalkeeper.
Ikeme according to Rohr put Nigeria on a sound footing to qualify for the World Cup with his heroics in their first game away to Zambia in Ndola which they won 1-0.
Rohr said he also has plan to visit the shot stopper to thank him for helping the team, particularly in their first game, where according to the manager the big saves he made on the day saved Nigeria from defeat.
” At first don’t forget him, you win you have a bonus everybody gave his part to Carl he was very happy , the next idea I have is to go and see him to say thanks for what you did in the first game against Zambia.
“we can’t forget he brought us on the right way and we are sure he will come out of this great fight he has to fight and come with us to the World Cup “.