Former Nigerian international, Peter Ijeh says the invitation of his daughters to the Super Falcons squad for the upcoming Aisha Buhari international tourney, came to him as a pleasant surprise.
In what could spark a reign of the Ijeh dynasty in Nigeria’s women football, two Ijeh sisters – Evelyn a (striker) and Josephine (defender) both on the payroll of Swedish club, BK Hacken – were handed a first time national team call up.
“I never anticipated that my two daughters would get invite to the Super Falcons squad at the same time. I was thinking it’s going to be one at a time,” Ijeh, a former Malmo FF and IFK Gotenburg striker who played five times for the Super Eagles stated during a Virtual Personality interview segment on FCT Football Updates.
“It is good it happened at the same time because they have been together right from childhood.
“They can look after each other. It’s a welcome development as both of them were invited at the same time,” he added.
Their proud father believes that his daughters possess similar potentials that he possessed during his illustrious playing days.
“Both had my similarities because I am both footed.
“I use both left and right foot. They can also do the same thing. I can shoot and score from any distance and they also possess that quality.
“They have their future around them because they possess the potentials that could be groomed into something great,” he added.
Josephine and Evelyn Ijeh are the second set of sisters to be invited to the Super Falcons squad by Randy Waldrum.
Waldrum’s reign as Super Falcons coach earlier witnessed the invitation of Toni and Nicole Payne for the US Summer Series. The Payne sisters also made up the gaffer’s list for the Austria camp.