One of Nigeria’s best female national team strikers, Stephanie Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine, is dead.
The Nigerian Football Federation said on Twitter on Thursday that she died after an undisclosed illness.
It reads; “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)
“Rest in peace, Ifeanyichukwu Stephanie Chiejine”
Aged 36, the Super Falcons striker last played for SSVSM-Kairat Almaty in the Kazakhstani Championship. She had also played for FC Indiana in USA’s W-League, KMF Kuopio and PK-35 Vantaa in Finland and Zvezda Perm in Russia.