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Ex-Super Falcons Defender Chiejine Dies At 36

Ex-Super Falcons Defender Chiejine Dies At 36

The football fraternity in Nigeria has been thrown into mourning mood following the tragic demise of former Super Falcons defender, Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine, Completesports.com reports.

The Nigeria Football Federation announced the unfortunate news on their Twitter handle on Thursday.

NFF said that Chiejine died on Wednesday, after a brief illness.

“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,” reads the NFF Tweet.

Chiejine who died at the young age of 36, scored 15 goals in 61 games for Nigeria.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Diuto Nwachukwu 2 years ago

    Na waa o… This Is So Painful!!! RIP

  • Omo9ja 2 years ago

    Very sad. May her soul rest in peace. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all those directly connected to her at what must be a difficult time.

    May her contributions to the progress of the women’s game in Nigeria never be forgotten.

  • Rest well our sister. I pray God grant you eternal rest in Jesus name, Amen.

  • Greenturf 2 years ago


  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Youngest goalscorer in the FIFA Women’s World cup, rasping shot from the edge of the area after a poor control from the danish defender 4to make the score 2-0 to Nigeria.
    Her memories live on…….
    Oh death…where is thy sting.
    Too untimely…but God knows best. Sleep on and rest in perfect peace Ifeanyichukwu.
    Still pinching myself to know if this a dream

  • Edoman 2 years ago


  • You made greater impact than your age can tell.
    You brought smiles to millions than you can even imagine.
    You were part of the little folks who made us trust our female national team.
    Rest on dear.
    We shall always remember you.

  • Pompei 2 years ago

    Sad news! RIP.

  • A big loss to family, friends and Nigeria. RIP.

  • Rest in peace our dear sister.we love you

  • Taiwo ikpea 2 years ago

    My heartfelt sympathy to your family, friends and the Nigeria football community RIP

  • Paschal 2 years ago

    May the lord grant you eternal rest and forgive your sins. May He give you a place among his angels and saints. We love you ifeanyi Chiejine. Good night.

  • Aquilani 2 years ago

    The falcon takes her long journey home. May heaven welcome you to eternal bliss. Ka emesia Nwanne m!