Former Super Falcon, Ifeanyi Chiejine, dies

Ifeanyichukwu Stephanie Chiejine

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the death of former Super Falcons player, Ifeanyi Chiejine.

In a brief statement on Thursday, the football body said that she had passed away on Wednesday after a brief illness.


Ifeanyi was playing for SSVSM-Kairat Almaty in the Kazakhstani Championship at the time of her death.

The midfielder captained the first Nigerian team to the then U19 Women’s World Cup in 2002.


She enjoyed a brilliant career playing for the likes of FC Indiana in USA’s W-League, KMF Kuopio and PK-35 Vantaa in Finland and Zvezda Perm in Russia.

Ifeanyi Chiejine became a fully capped international, being a part of the Nigerian squad to the 1999, 2003 and 2007 editions of the senior Women’s World Cup.

She also played at the 2000 and 2008 Olympic Games in a glorious career that saw her score 15 goals in 61 games for Nigeria.


Chiejine, who grew up in Orile-Iganmu area of Lagos, shot to limelight through school football and turned out for Trokas Queens of Lagos.