By Rachael Ugiagbe

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has expressed his delight after making his debut for the National team of Nigeria in Saturday’s 2017 AFCON qualifier goalless draw with Tanzania.

Carl Ikeme in Nigerian colours. © Lolade Adewuyi/

Ikeme was handed his first start ahead of local based Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Femi Thomas following the withdrawal of first choice goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama due to the demise of his mother.

The 29-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers shot-stopper did not fail to deliver, as he was outstanding on the field of play, pulled off several saves to deny the Tanzanians in Dar es Salaam.

“Great honour to make my debut @NGSuperEagles. Thanks to my family, friends and fans for your support,” he tweeted.

Nigeria will be in action again on Wednesday against Niger Republic in a friendly match in Port Harcourt, at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium.

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