Wednesday, 26 August 2020

FIFA, NFF celebrates Mercy Akide at 45

 FIFA and the Nigeria Football Federation have sent birthday wishes to Super Falcons legend Mercy Akide on her 45th birthday ob Wednesday.

FIFA recognized her as the first African women footballer of the year as they also left her a birthday message.

“Marvellous by name, marvellous by nature.

“Happy 45th birthday to the first @CAF_Online African Women’s Footballer of the Year: Mercy Akide.”

The Nigerian Football Federation sent their message too to the ex Nigerian international

While NFF wrote:”Happy birthday Super Falcons legend, Marvellous Mercy. Best wishes

Mercy Akide played for clubs like Garden City Queens Jegede Babes, Ufuoma Babes, Pelican Stars Milligan College/Hampton Roads Piranhas, San Diego Spirit and Hampton Roads Piranhas.

Akide received her first call up to the Super Falcons camp in 1994 and represented Nigeria at three women’s World Cup in 1995, 1999 and 2003.

She also helped Nigeria’s Super Falcons to win three African Women Championships (AWC) titles in 1998, 2000 and 2002.

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