Former Super Falcons player, Ifeanyichukwu Stephanie Chiejine, is dead.
According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), who announced her demise on Twitter, the 36-year-old died on Wednesday after a brief illness.
The NFF wrote on it’s official handle @thenff: “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
Chiejine was playing for SSVSM-Kairat Almaty in the Kazakhstani Championship before her death.
She also played for FC Indiana in USA’s W-League, KMF Kuopio and PK-35 Vantaa in Finland and Zvezda Perm in Russia.
A versatile forward, Chiejine was part of the Super Falcons’ squad to the 1999, 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women World Cups and the 2000 and 2008 Summer Olympics.