Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that former Super Falcon Midfielder, Ifeanyi Chiejine, has died.
Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in a statement released today, Thursday August 22nd announced that Chiejine died after a brief illness on Wednesday August 21st.
Until her death, she was playing for SSVSM-Kairat Almaty in the Kazakhstani Championship.
The midfielder captained the first Nigerian team to the then U19 Women’s World Cup in 2002.
Her club football enjoyed a brilliant career that took her to the likes of FC Indiana in USA’s W-League, KMF Kuopio and PK-35 Vantaa in Finland and Zvezda Perm in Russia.
She 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 games 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.
See tweet below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG
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. Ifeanyi captained the first set of the U19 National Women's team to the first U19 (Now U20) @FIFAWWC in 2002 pic.twitter.com/5SrlZwRROX
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) August 22, 2019