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Soccer News of Sunday, 18 July 2021


Peter Ijeh delighted as daughters Josephine, Evelyn get Super Falcons call-up

Josephine Ijeh is a defender at Swedish outfit BK Hacken Josephine Ijeh is a defender at Swedish outfit BK Hacken

A former Nigerian International Peter Ijeh has expressed delight after his adorable daughters received a national team call-up to play for the Super Falcons.

Josephine Ijeh is a defender at Swedish outfit BK Hacken, while her sibling Evelyn who is a top striker (lie their dad) is also on the books of the Swedish champions.

Both players have featured for the Swedish youth teams having played in competitive matches for U17 and U19 national teams.

They are eligible to feature for the Nigeria senior team, the Super Falcons, as the dad Peter stated that he would love to see them play for the father land.

In a chat with, Peter Ijeh stated that he welcomed the invitation from Nigeria wholeheartedly, adding that the will do the nation proud.

He said: "I welcomed it wholeheartedly. They have won the Swedish Premier League back-to-back and have played in the female Champions Leagues.

“And still playing in one of Swedish biggest team BK Hacken. Played for the Swedish U17 & U19 respectively.

“I believe they have served Swedish football for 20 years , so if Nigerian soccer management will manage appropriately, they can play for their father land for another 10 years. This is my projection.”

Peter Ijeh himself was a member of the Super Eagles squad who featured in five matches for the Nigeria senior men’s national team.