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Ifeanyi Chiejine: How Ex-Super Falcon Player Died



Ifeanyi Chiejine, an ex-Super Falcon player has passed on.

The death of the midfielder who played for Kazakhstani Championship side SSVSM-Kairat Almaty was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

A brief statement by the NFF released on Thursday, August 22, said that she had passed away on Wednesday after a brief illness.

She captained the Nigerian team to the U19 Women’s World Cup in 2002.

She played for clubs auch as FC Indiana in USA’s W-League, KMF Kuopio and PK-35 Vantaa in Finland and Zvezda Perm in Russia.

Chiejine was fully capped when she played for the Nigerian team 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.

A product of the school football programme, she died at the age of 36.

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