Former Super Falcons goalkeeper, Ann Chiejine has said that she was not aware of the four-month pregnancy that was discovered after her participation in the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics.
Chiejine disclosed this while speaking on Brila FM today, having represented Nigeria in three World Cups in1991, 1995, 1999 and the 2000 Summer Olympics.
“I didn’t know that I was pregnant, it was not good, it was FIFA that brought me out and I later discovered that I was four months pregnant,” she said.
“But I choose to continue the tournament, It was a big risk, a very big one but I took the risk for Nigeria,” Chiejine told Brila FM.
The mother of four children, who addressed parents to allow their girl children play the game, she also advised the female child not to venture into distractions that may hurt their dream but be determined, diligent and focused to achieve in life.
“God want me to get there, I had the passion and there was nothing wrong in winning the World Cup.
Furthermore, Chiejine downplays any threat from Ghana’s black queens as they take on the Super Falcons in the ongoing WAFU women’s Cup.
“No, they can’t beat Nigeria, we have the best players and if you check the graph, it’s rising higher as they continue,” Ann Stated.