Wolves are set to organise a 24-hour penalty shoot-out to raise funds for charity after goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with leukaemia.
The goalkeeper found out he had the disease earlier this month and is undergoing treatment.
Tributes have poured in from across the footballing world for the 31-year-old – and now the footballing challenge is set to take place in the lead up to Wolves’ first home game of the season against Middlesbrough on August 5.
The shoot-out will start at 10am on August 4 and continue until 10am the next day. Organised by the club and fan Steve Plant – who is known for his sell-out book, They Wore The Shirt – the event will raise money for the Cure Leukaemia charity.
Mr Plant, aged 56, from Wordsley, said: “On a personal level I got to know Carl really well when I was putting the book together. “He was one of the first to have a copy and I’ve got to know him.
That’s why it hit me so hard. He’d become a friend rather than a player. That was why I wanted to get involved. “When the fans started saying is there something we can do that’s when it all started. I was approached by fans on Twitter who wanted to do something and so emailed the club.”