Former Super Falcons Midfielder Confirmed Dead Aged 33

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One of Nigeria’s most successful women internationals and former Super Falcons midfielder, Ajuma Ameh-Otache, has died at the age of 33.

According to reports, Ajuma died on Saturday, November 10th. She had been battling a rare muscular disease. Ameh-Otache, who played for Nigeria at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, also won the African Women’s Cup of Nations that same year.

Ameh-Otache also played for the Super Falcons at the 2003 All Africa Games in Abuja. The former Pelican Stars player was in charge of Goodland Rangers Football Club of Lagos and made headlines as a successful female coach in charge of a male side.

She is survived by her husband Peter Otache and three children.

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