Former Super Falcons Striker Ifeanyi Chiejine Dies @ 36

Ifeanyi Chiejine Dies

The Nigerian Football Federation [NFF] have announced the shocking demise of former Super Falcons forward Ifeanyi Chiejine who died after a brief illness.

According to the statement by the NFF, the former Confluence Queens of Lokoja striker died on Wednesday, August 21.

But the details of her untimely death was not revealed by Nigeria's Football body.

During Chiejine's active playing days, she captained the first set of the U19 National Women's team to the first U19 FIFA World Cup in 2002.

She was also the youngest female player to play at the FIFA Women's World Cup when she made her debut in 1999 at the age of 16.

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Before her tragic death, Chiejine was playing for SSVSM-Kairat Almaty in the Kazakhstani Championship.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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