A former Super Falcons player, Ifeanyi Chiejine, is dead.
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, announced her death in a brief statement on Twitter on Thursday.
The football body said that she passed away on Wednesday after a brief illness.
NFF wrote in a tweet: “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.”