Super Falcons and Bayelsa Queens defender Jegede Joy has announced her retirement from football after an illustrious and trophy laden career.
Born in 1991, the towering defender played for three Nigeria Women’s Premier League (NWPL) sides – Pelican Stars, Delta Queens before finally moving to Bayelsa Queens in 2017 where she won the 2018 NWPL title and the maiden NWPL Champions Shield.
For Nigeria, Jegede Joy grew through the ranks and was in the Nigerian team to the Women’s U20 World Cup in Chile 2008 and in 2010, she captained the team in Germany where they came second after losing to the Germans.
In 2012, Joy was in Nigeria Women’s Senior National team to the African Women Championship in Equatorial Guinea. She was in the Super Falcons team to the All African Games in Congo Brazzaville, in 2015.
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Here’s wishing Jegede Joy a happy retirement and all the luck she’ll need in her future endeavours.