Aoifootball.com can report that a 24-hour penalty-shootout to raise money for Super Eagles and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme is underway. The event was kicked off by Wolves’ legend, Steve Bull.
The shootout started at 10am on Friday morning and will go on for a full 24 hours, until 10am on Saturday at Wolves’ opening match of the Championship season, when they face hotly-tipped Middlesbrough at Molineux.
Legendary former Wolves and England striker Bull was the perfect man to start the penalty bonanza which is organised by the Black Country Club, in conjunction with supporter Steve Plant – and he found the top bin with his second attempt.
Supporters are already queuing out of the door for the chance to pay £5 for three penalties, to raise money for Cure Leukaemia and, if they score all three, they can earn the chance to take a penalty on the Molineux pitch, at a future home game.
In early July, the Super Eagles and Wolves goalkeeper was diagnosed with acute leukemia, and was to begin chemotherapy, after an abnormal result on a blood test during pre-season flagged up an irregularity.
Ikeme has received well wishes from football stakeholders, with the #TeamKemes hash tag gaining plenty of traction – and it has now been joined by the hash tag for today’s event, which will hopefully gain similar popularity, #Pens4Kemes.