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Thought my Super Eagles Call-Up was a Joke – Carl Ikeme

Valentine Chinyem

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Carl Ikeme, Wolvehampton Wanderers’ goalkeeper, actually thought his call-up to the Super Eagles by Coach Sunday Oliseh, was hoax.

The 29-year-old was listed amongst players to feature in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania on September 5.

“When the message and the phone call came I thought someone was winding me up to start with,” he said.

“I spoke to the coach and it started to make more sense and I realised it was none of my cousins winding me up or anything like that.”

Coach Sunday Oliseh, has reiterated that only players who are actively involved in the first team of their clubs, will be invited to the Eagles camp.

Ikeme declared his allegiance to Nigeria some years ago and will now challenge captain Vincent Enyeama for a place in the Super Eagles.