Former Super Eagles and Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme has revealed his long search for an Igbo teacher.
The UK-based former footballer, who has retired from playing, tweeted on his desire for the services of an Igbo instructor in a discussion with Dr. Dípò Awójídé.
Dr. Awójídé had tweeted on his plans to “Starting our Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa Language School very soon” in the Midlands (Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham and Coventry), to which Ikeme enquired, “Has this started yet?”
Although Awójídé replied that the school had not started due to funds, Ikeme requested to be put in the know if any progress is made.
“Thank you I have been looking for an Igbo teacher for a while. So please let me know if you do get this going ! Thank you,” he replied.
33-year-old Ikeme is Nigerian but was born and bred in England. It is yet unclear if the language lessons are meant for hims or for his children.
Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in 2017 but is now in full remission. He announced his retirement from football in 2018 on medical grounds.
He made 10 appearances for the national team, and was part of the success story of Nigeria’s road to the 2018 World Cup.