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NFF offer Carl Ikeme job with Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles technical crew

NFF offer Carl Ikeme job with Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles technical crew

- Carl Ikeme offered a place in Super Eagles backroom staffs by the NFF

- The 32-year-old went into early retirement after battling leukemia

- The ex-Wolves goalkeeper did not feature for Nigeria at the World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have offered former Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme a place in their technical crew.

The 32-year-old was forced to early retirement from football following his successful battle against leukemia.

And the former Wolves shot-stopper is set for a swift return to the sport if he accepts NFF's offer.

According to Goal, the NFF want to pay for Ikeme's training before including him into Gernot Rohr's backroom staff.

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The association's general secretary Mohammed Sanusi said: "Carl Ikeme was an embodiment of absolute dedication, commitment and patriotic fervour in the games that he played for the Super Eagles.

"The circumstances of his retirement are somewhat depressing, even as we thank God for his life.

"The Nigeria Football Federation will find the resources to send him on a coaching course, and afterwards absorb him into the technical crew of the Super Eagles.

"That is the least we can do for such a dedicated patriot."

Ikeme had ten caps for the Super Eagles, but had to stop playing after being diagnosed with leukemia in July last year, since going into complete remission last month.

The former Sheffield United goalie was named as Super Eagles' honorary 24th man for their World Cup squad, as a nod to the cancer-stricken star.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported Carl Ikeme hung up his gloves from football after battling with leukemia.

The Super Eagles shot-stopper recently completed his remission from cancer that kept him out of football since last year July.

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