The football fraternity in Nigeria has been thrown into mourning mood following the tragic demise of former Super Falcons defender, Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine, Completesports.com reports.

The Nigeria Football Federation announced the unfortunate news on their Twitter handle on Thursday.

NFF said that Chiejine died on Wednesday, after a brief illness.

“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,” NFF Tweeted.

Chiejine who died at the young age of 36, scored 15 goals in 61 games for Nigeria.