Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, is a doubt for the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa billed for June 10 at the Akwa Ibom Stadium, Uyo. Ikeme who is prone to injury might not play again this season as he is yet to recover from his injury.
According to Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Paul Lambert, the goalkeeper who has been sidelined for almost a month after picking up the injury while away on international duty with Nigeria in late March, may not feature for the club again this season.
Lambert while speaking during the pre-match briefing ahead Wolves’ match against Leeds United in the Championship on Monday said: “He’ll definitely be out at Leeds.” “I’m not sure if he’ll be back this season, it’s not one where I’m thinking ‘he’s going to make it’. I’m not sure,” Lambert said.
Ikeme was out of Nigeria’s last international friendly against Senegal in London and has missed several crucial matches for the Super Eagles in the past due to recurrent injuries. The inconsistency of Ikeme has also necessitated Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr’s move to recall former keeper Vincent Enyeama who was forced to retire after an altercation with former coach Sunday Oliseh.