Wolves will donate ten percent of their gate-takings in their season opener on August 5 against Middlesbrough to the treatment of diagnosed leukaemia patient Carl Ikeme.

Carl Ikeme

Also profits from the sale of replica shirts branded “Ikeme 1” will also be donated, while Wolves will name the stricken goalkeeper their number one for the rest of the 2018 season.

The donations will be made to the Birmingham-based charity Cure Leukaemia, as will profits from the sale of goalkeeper replica shirts printed with ‘Ikeme 1’.

It was revealed that Ikeme has began immediate treatment with the hope that the 31-year-old Super Eagles first choice keeper will be fit again. Routine test during Wolves pre-season preparations revealed leukaemia in the blood levels of the the goalkeeper.

“Wolves can confirm that Carl Ikeme will remain listed as the club’s number one for the 2017-18 season,” a club statement read.

Wolves have also announced a number of initiatives to support Ikeme in what could be a long fight against the condition.

A large banner, flags and messages of support for Ikeme on the electronic boards are among the club’s other initiatives.

Ikeme has been a Wolves player throughout his 14-year professional career. He has been out on numerous loans but featured regularly for Wolves in recent years.

 

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