Chiejine’s death highlights lack of Nigerian attention toward female footballers – ESPN

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Striker Ifeanyi Chiejine featured at three Women’s World Cups for the Super Falcons, as well as at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

Two weeks after her death, the loss of former Super Falcons star Ifeanyi Chiejine at the young age of 36 continues to baffle, both in terms of cause and reaction in Nigeria.

No cause of death has been released, and the Nigeria Football Federation previously said it had no idea she was sick, but ESPN has been told that she had been unwell for a while.

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