Former Super Falcons striker and maiden Captain of the female under 19 team (The Falconets) Ifeanyi Stephanie Chiejine is dead.
The thrity-six year old was said to have died at about 10pm on Wednesday night after a brief Illness.
She made history in 1999 when she became the youngest player ever to play at the Women’s World cup. The Super Falcons incidentally made it all the way to the Quarterfinals in the United States in that edition, the highest level they have reached so far in the tournament which made its debut in 1999.
Nigeria Football Federation in a statement released on its official website described the demise of the former Conference Queens of Lokoja ace as shocking and regrettable.
Aside from featuring in three World Cups 1999, 2003 and 2007 Chiejine also featured in the 2000 and 2008 Olympics and scored fifteen goals for Nigeria in over sixty-one appearances.