Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) chairperson, Aisha Falode has expressed shock over the death of former Super Falcons star, Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine who breathed her last on Wednesday, August 21 after a brief illness.
Falode, the death of Chiejine is a very big loss to Nigerian football.
“Ifeanyi Chiejine was the first captain of the national Under-20 women’s team that participated in the inaugural edition in Canada 2002.
“Ifeanyi was a humble player. She was the pride of the Nigeria Women’s Football League, as she regularly made the first team of the Falconets and Super Falcons as a home based player to international tournaments.
“She was the youngest player in the Super Falcons squad that made history at USA 99 reaching the quarter finals of that edition of the World Cup where she commanded a regular shirt.
“Late Chiejine who was discovered for the national team by the Female Interest Group (FFIG) during her playing days at Flying Babes of Lagos, gave her best for the national teams and the club sides she played for in the Nigeria Women’s League in her very active years,” said Falode.
Falode, condoles with the family of the late Super Falcons star and prayed that God in His mercy should grant her family the fortitude to bear the huge loss.
The NWFL boss, who is also a board member of the Nigeria Football Federation, disclosed that, the two teams that will play in the NWFL Champions Shield namely Bayelsa Queens and Rivers Angels in Yenagoa on Saturday will wear black arm bands to mourn the demise of the Nigerian women’s football star.
She added that there will be one minute silence before the match kick-off at the Samson Siasia Stadium.
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