Buhari Mourns Chiejine
President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with family, friends and fans of former Super Falcons striker, Ifeanyi Stephanie Chiejine, who passed on at her prime, 36 years.
The President condoles with the Super Falcons and sports authorities over the loss of the dedicated and passionate player who made history as the youngest player in the Women’s World Cup in 1999.
President Buhari affirms that Chiejine was a worthy ambassador of Nigeria with her dexterity on the field and providing leadership for the team as the first captain, commending her patriotism in playing for the country at three World Cup tournaments and two Olympic finals.
President Buhari in a statement on Monday signed by Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity, prays that the Almighty God will receive the soul of the departed, and grant her family the fortitude to bear the loss.
As earlier reported by Naija News, Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine, a former Super Falcons of Nigeria player, passed away on August 21, after a brief illness.