After a career of remarkable successes and relentless achievements, Joy Jegede has announced her retirement as a player with a clear hint that she will move into management.

Jegede who played for Pelican Stars, Delta Queens and Bayelsa Queens won six Nigeria Women Premier League titles and three AITEO Cup, spent 12 years at Delta Queens where she attained a legendary status.

“After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career,” She told

“I feel fulfilled and happy with all I have achieved as a player and hopefully I can do better for myself in the future”.

“Also want to thank all the clubs I have played for in my career, from Pelican Stars to Delta Queens and Bayelsa Queens. They all stood by me and gave me the opportunity to exhibit my talents.

“So many great memories and I couldn’t have succeeded without the fans, my teammates, coaches and some other backroom staff.

Jegede enjoyed her most prolific spell at Delta Queens between 2005 and 2017, winning four NWPL trophies and three AITEO Cup titles. She moved to Bayelsa Queens in 2018 winning the league and the NWFL Champions Shield.

Joy Jegede is happily married and has bagged various football coaching courses to get her prepared for the future.

January 3, 2020
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