Former Super Falcons striker, Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine, has died at the age of 36.
A tweet by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday said the striker died on Wednesday after a brief illness.
The 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. Ifeanyi captained the first set of the U19 National Women’s team to the first U19 (Now U20) @FIFAWWC in 2002.
“Rest in peace, Ifeanyichukwu Stephanie Chiejine”.
Chiejine who was born in May 17, 1983) was a player of SSVSM-Kairat Almaty in the Kazakhstani Championship before her death. Former clubs include FC Indiana in USA’s W-League, KMF Kuopio and PK-35 Vantaa in Finland and Zvezda Perm in Russia.