World football governing body FIFA, and Super Eagles stars Ahmed Musa and Kenneth Omeruo have paid tribute to Nigerian and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ keeper Carl Ikeme who retired from professional football on Friday.
Ikeme confirmed his retirement on his verified Twitter handle while Wolves also announced it on their official website.
“Thank you for the support over the years. My last day as a footballer. But one I am happy and great full for !!! Thanks to everyone to do with @wolves and everyone in football I have met,” Ikeme wrote on his handle.
Replying to Ikeme’s tweet, FIFA wrote on their Twitter handle:”Best of luck for a successful and healthy future beyond the pitch, @Carl_Ikeme.”
Musa stated on his handle:”We are going to miss u, wish u luck brother.”
While Omeruo wrote on his Instagram page:”I would have love to play with you more my bro @carlikeme .. but am happy you will be with us in good health.. you are a legend bro.. and am sure Nigerians will miss seeing you in the national team.. Good luck my brother and like u said, it’s not a sad day.. where is the retirement party though.”