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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Meet The New Sexy Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme Who Melted The Heart Of Nigerian Ladies On Social Media

Ikeme. PHOTO: star

Ladies! Grab a cup of ice cream, take it slowly and just staaaaaare.

Despite his English birthplace, Carl Ikeme has chosen to represent Nigeria at international level. He was first called up to the Super Eagles squad in 2007. He was named in the starting eleven to make his international debut for Nigeria on 5 September 2015 against Tanzania in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game.

Born in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, Ikeme progressed through Wolverhampton Wanderers’ academy and made the first team squad in their 2003–04 Premier League season. 
Due to Matt Murray’s long-term injury, he was promoted to the substitutes’ bench for a string of games but never played.
PHOTO: footballersgoal
Carl Ikeme

Yesterday, Ikeme showed his class to show that he is not about looks 

And it is on record that he the first ever Super Eagles debut that has ever break the internet after his appearance

Carl Ikeme, making his debut at the ripe old age of 29, produced a performance charged with desire to make up for lost time. As the rest of the team crumbled around him, he was a veritable bulwark, all bristly and defiant.

The Wolves ‘keeper spoke of his surprise at his call-up, incredulous like the Biblical matriarch Sarah at his good fortune. It must have seemed even more fantastical to learn he would make his debut; to shake off the looming spectre of a veteran with a century of caps was doubly impressive. His first save showed impressive agility, denying the fleet-footed Mbwana Samatta, while for his second he showed brilliant positioning to tip a fizzing free-kick over the bar.

Like a true showman though, he saved his best for last, lightning reflexes down low to deny Thomas Ulimwengu from point-blank range, before falling gratefully on the rebound.

If Lukman was the reason the team nearly lost, Ikeme was the reason it did not. All of 29, as Rudyard Kipling’s poem goes, he showed himself a man by keeping his head while the rest of the team charged around like decapitated chickens. Where there once was despair at Enyeama’s impending retirement, there is a ray of light.

Nigeria may have lost two points, but it gained a son.

Ok, you all can stop staring now, that’s enough.

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