Former Super Falcons midfielder Ifeanyi Chiejine has passed on.
According to a reliable source, Chiejine who died at the age of 36 on Wednesday, allegedly passed on as a result of a brief illness.
So far, there are still unknown reasons concerning the death of the female football star who played played 61 games for Nigeria’s senior women’s team between 1999 and 2008.
During her active days in the round leather game, Chiejine captained Nigeria women’s U19 sides that played at the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship (now FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup).
Chiejine was also part of the Super Falcons squad that won the 2002 African Women’s Championship.
As part of the plan to honour the football player, the Nigerian football community is currently mourning the death of the former international, as well as Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have released a statement; including several others in the Nigerian football community that have reacted on Twitter.
NFF Tweet reads:
“We are sad to announce the sudden demise of former @NGSuper_Falcons player Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine who passed on after a brief illness on Wednesday, 21st August 2019,”
Journalist Fisayo Diaro also wrote on Twitter, as she said:
“So sad to hear about the demise of former @NGSuper_Falcons attacking midfielder Ifeanyi Chiejine. Her sumptuous goal and subsequent backflips in the group stage game against Mali in Warri at AWC 2002 remains fresh in my memory. Sleep on sabi player’’!