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Tears as former Nigeria international dies at 36 after brief illness

Legit logo Legit 22/08/2019 Ibitoye Shittu

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have announced the shocking demise of former Super Falcons forward Ifeanyi Chiejine who died after a brief illness.

According to the statement by the Nigeria's Football governing body, the former Confluence Queens of Lokoja striker died on Wednesday, August 21.

But the details of her untimely death was not revealed by the Nigeria's Football body.

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During Chiejine's active playing days, she captained the first set of the U19 National Women's team to the first U19 (Now U20) FIFA World Cup in 2002.

She was also the youngest female player to play at the FIFA Women's World Cup when she made her debut in 1999 at the age of 16.

Before her tragic death, Chiejine was playing for SSVSM-Kairat Almaty in the Kazakhstani Championship.

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Previously, Legit.ng had reported how ex-Nigerian star and Goodland Rangers FC head coach Ajuma Ottache was reported dead.

Before her death, she was the only woman managing a man's club in the Nigerian Nationwide League before passing on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

She was said to have been battling a rare muscular disease which resurfaced while on national assignment during Flamingos last qualifying matches in Benin city.


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