Coach Gernot Rohr has revealed the Super Eagles have given part of their win bonus to ailing goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who is undergoing treatment in England for acute Leukemia.
He said it was the Eagles way of appreciating the goalkeeper especially after his heroics in Zambia a year ago put them on the right track to qualify for next year’s World Cup.
“When you win you have a bonus, everybody gave his part to Carl, don’t forget him. He was very happy.” Rohr said on a Lagos radio today.
“The next thing is to go and see him and say thanks.
“He will be out for a long time, we pray for him and dedicate all our victories to him. We hope he will be with us in Russia.
“He put us on the right way to the World Cup with the win in Zambia, he made a great game, he got us the result with three, four great saves.”
England-based Ikeme was Man of the Match in Zambia as Nigeria won 2-1 in Ndola in October 2016.
A year later, Nigeria achieved the double with a 1-0 home win over the Chipolopolo to book their passage to Russia 2018.