President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with family, friends and fans of former Super Falcons striker, Ifeanyi Stephanie Chiejine, who died at the age of 36.
The President, in a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja on Monday, condoled with the Super Falcons and sports authorities over the loss of the dedicated and passionate player.
The president observed that the deceased had made history as the youngest player in the 1999 Women’s World Cup.
He affirmed that Chiejine was a worthy ambassador of Nigeria who showed dexterity on the field and provided leadership for the team as the first captain.
President Buhari also commended her patriotism in playing for the country at three World Cup tournaments and two Olympic finals.
The President prayed that almighty God would receive the soul of the departed, and grant her family the fortitude to bear the loss.