Evelyn Ijeh, daughter of former Malmo FF striker Peter Ijeh, is set to make her debut for Sweden Women’s U17s in Euro Women’s U17 championship qualifiers in France.
Ijeh, 16, is expected to be action when they open their Group B hostilities against Finland on Wednesday.
The 16-year old Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC striker will jet out with the Sweden team tomorrow for the qualifiers in the French city of Dax.
Her father, Swedish league top scorer with 24 goals in 2002, told ScoreNigeria.com.ng that daughter would “bring a different style into the game, different from regular Swedish players.”
“She earned her call-up on the strength of her performance in the women’s U19 league and the coach is confident she will do well,” he continued.
“She’s a striker, versatile and can play any role on the pitch except goalkeeping and I have no doubt in her ability.
“It’s awesome watching my girl grow and I’m delighted to have her get to this stage in her career where she is representing Sweden.
“It’s a great feeling for me, fulfilling and I’m glad she is doing well.”
The former IFK Gothenburg striker said he will be in her game in France on Wednesday despite his tight schedule to cheer her up.
His other daughter, Josephine, 14, Ijeh informed, could also be knocking on the door of Sweden national team call-up as she is currently doing well for the IFK Gothenburg U14 female team.
“She’s still going through the Swedish female soccer development system as she’s being groomed for the national U15 team,” he informed.
By Ikenwa Nnabuogor