The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, has on behalf of the league board expressed shocking on the passing away of former Super Falcons star, Ifeanyi Chiejine, who breathed her last yesterday 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 inuagural 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 Super Falconets and Super Falcons as a home based player to international tournaments.
“She was the youngest player bin 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.
Falode, condoles with the family of the late Super Falcons star and prayed that God in its mercy should grant her family the fortitude to bear the 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: Bayelsa Queens and Rivers Angels, Yenagoa, on Saturday will wear black handbands to mourn the demise of the Nigerian women’s football soccer star.
She added that there will a one minute silence before the match kickoff at the Samson Siasia Stadium.