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FIFA joins in celebrating Ex-Super Falcons star at 42 

Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has joined in celebrating former Super Falcons striker Mercy Akide-Udoh, who cloked 42 today (Saturday).

FIFA who also sent birthday wishes to other footballers celebrating theirs on Saturday, congratulated Akide-Udoh on their official Twitter handle.

“Happy birthday to Lars Stindl (29), Cristian Mora (38), Mercy Akide (42) and Ivica Grlic (42),” FIFA wrote on their handle.

Mercy earned the nickname “Ske”, which in local parlance meant “skinny”, while playing against boys at Mile 1 in Port Harcourt.

Akide-Udoh made her debut for the Super Falcons in 1994 under Ismaila Mabo.

She has played for Nigeria in three FIFA Women’s World Cups (1995, 1999, 2003) and also helped Nigeria’s Super Falcons to three African Women Championships (AWC) titles in 1998, 2000 and 2002.

In 2005, she was named by FIFA as one of its 15 Ambassadors for Women Football.

Between 2006-2008, Mercy was
employed at Stars Soccer Club, where she was the head coach for Stars U-16 Athena C Gold Girls.

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