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Ex-Super Falcon, Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine Dies at 36

The death of former super falcons player, Ifeanyi  Chiejine has been announced by the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF).

Following a brief statement on Thursday, the football body said the player had passed away on Wednesday, 21 August after a brief illness.

At the time of her death, Ifeanyi was playing for SSVSN-Kairat Almaty in the Kazakhstani Championship. The midfielder captained the first Nigerian team to the then U-19 Women’s World Cup in2002. She enjoyed a brilliant career playing for the likes of FC Indiana in USA’s W-League, KMF Kuopio and PK-35 Vantaa in Finland and Zvezda Perm in Russia.

Ifeanyi  Chiejine became a fully capped international, being a part of the Nigerian squad to the 1999, 2003 and 2007 editions of the senior Women’s World Cup. She also played at the 2000 and 2008 Olympic Games in a glorious career that saw her score 15 goals in 61 appearances for Nigeria.

Chiejine, who grew up in Orile-Iganmu area of Lagos, shot to limelight through school football and turned out for Trokas Queens of Lagos.

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