Wolves Support Carl Ikeme's Battle Against Leukemia by Announcing Number of Initiatives

Thursday July 20th, 2017

Wolves have announced a number of initiatives to support their long serving goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, in his fight against leukemia according to the ​Mirror.

The Sky Bet Championship club announced last week the 31-year-old had begun immediate treatment after being diagnosed with the disease last month.

Profits from goalkeeper replica shirts printed with 'Ikeme 1', and 10% of gate receipts following Wolves' opening day clash with Middlesborough on August 5 will be donated to Cure Leukaemia, a Birmingham based charity. 

Fans will come together and show their love for the 14-years he has served Wolves, by raising banners, flags and messages for all games this season, as well as having tannoy announcements and use of the electronic boards in support of the Nigerian shot stopper's battle. 


Ikeme will also remain listed as the club's number one as he battles the disease, with a Wolves club statement reading: "Wolves can confirm that Carl Ikeme will remain listed as the club's number one for the 2017-18 season."

Wolves this week signed former England goalkeeper ​John Ruddy​ following his release by Norwich, and will look to hit the ground running in a Wolves shirt, but he will not take the long-serving Ikeme's squad number.

DERBY, ENGLAND- November 26: John Ruddy of Norwich City gives instructions to his team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Norwich City at iPro Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Derby, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
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