According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ajunwa died on Saturday.
We are sad to hear of the sudden passing of former @NGSuper_Falcons midfielder, AWCON winner, Olympian, Ajuma Otache who passed on Saturday. Our thoughts are with her young family. May her soul rest in peace pic.twitter.com/QQK6OdMRAM
— The NFF ?? (@thenff) November 11, 2018
According to reports, the former midfielder was battling a rare muscular disease which resurfaced while on national assignment with the U17 women’s team.
Ajuma won the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in 2004 and represented the country at both the Olympic games and the Africa Games in the same year.
The 33-year-old made a mark at Goodland Rangers Football Club of Lagos, guiding the club to the Nation Wide Division 1 League.