Retired Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme would be offered a job as an assistant coach of the side, the Nigeria Football Federation said on Sunday.
General Secretary of the football house Mohammed Sanusi says the NFF will offer Ikeme coaching education as a goalkeeper trainer and then absorb him into the team’s technical crew.
Ikeme announced his retirement from the game on Friday. The Wolverhampton Wanderers shot stopper was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017 and entered into complete remission only last month.
”The circumstances of his retirement from the game are somewhat depressing, even as we thank God for his life,” the NFF said in a statement.
”The Nigeria Football Federation will find the resources to send him on a coaching course, and afterwards absorb him into the technical crew of the Super Eagles.
”That is the least we can do for such a dedicated patriot.”
Ikeme was in goal for the Eagles in 2018 World Cup qualifying matches against Swaziland home and away.
He also featured for the team in the away game to Zambia, the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Tanzania home and away and against Egypt at home.