Former Super Falcons midfielder, Ajumah Otache, dies at 33

One of Nigeria’s most successful women internationals, midfielder Ajumah Ameh-Otache, has died at the age of 33.

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.

“We are sad to hear of the sudden passing of former Nigeria midfielder, African Women’s Championship winner, Olympian, Ajuma Otache who passed on Saturday,” the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced on Twitter.

“Our thoughts are with her young family. May her soul rest in peace.”

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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  1. Dapo,the story is just watery.No mention of cause of death and or if she was sick,what type of illness,no word from the husband,whom I assume is into the art of socce

    1. it was mentioned in the story that she had muscle strain, don’t know how yo are reading it. Getting the husband to speak comes after the breaking news as a follow up. The husband has been taken away by his friends because of his state of mind.

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