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Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikeme hits new career milestone

NPFL By: Ambrose Udeme | 17/02/2017

Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikeme hits new career milestone

Super Eagles golkeeper Carl Ikeme says he is happy to have played 200 games for Wolves as he shifts focus to the visit of compatriot Victor Moses and his Chelsea troops Chelsea on Saturday in the Emirate's FA Cup.

The Nigerian international joined the '200 club' on Tuesday evening as Wolves suffered a lone goal defeat to Wigan Athletic at Molineux in a Championship week 31 fixture.

Reflecting on his achievement in an interview on the club's official website, Ikeme said: "Obviously it didn’t go the way I wanted it to but to play 200 games for the club is a great honour.

“It’s a great achievement and hopefully I can make 200 more appearances.

“I played a handful of games when I was in my early twenties and then went on loan while the club was in the Premier League.

“I probably didn’t come back here until I was 25 or 26 to start playing regularly. There’s been a lot of highs and a few lows as well but that’s just part of football.

“It’s an honour to be at this club and I’ve loved every minute of it." said Ikeme

Wolves defeated Liverpool in the Fourth Round of the Emirates FA Cup to earn a fifth round home tie against Chelsea.

And the Nigerian goalie who missed the Kops' tie to match suspension but instead took up position in the press box as a co-commentator will be available for selection when Chelsea come calling.