Former Super Falcons Striker, Patience Avre has welcomed her first child at exactly 44 years.
Avre was said to have suffered several disappointments and miscarriages before the arrival of the new baby.
The footballer turned nurse put to bed during the week and announced the birth of her first baby on Friday via her social media handle.
She has since joined her husband at their home in Chicago, Illinois, in the USA after her safe delivery of the baby boy she christened Oritse Laju.
Highly elated Avre was full of thanks and praises to God in a post on her Instagram page where she uploaded several pictures and videos, dancing and rejoicing with her husband and the baby.
“God made all things beautiful in his time; it is his the perfect time that he gave OritseLaju to us. In all and through all, God is God. God is true and every man a liar. God is a good God. His goodness flows to all, even to the undeserving”, some of her posts read.
While reflecting on her predicament, she wrote that “I will rejoice for he has made me glad. Some said it can’t be. Others mocked when I had miscarriages in the past that it was faked. In pains and grief, I find solace in God’s promise that he will make me a joyful mother of children”.
Avre was a member of the Super Falcons squad that represented Nigeria in the Australia 2000 Olympic Games and she also featured at three Women’s World Cups, first in Sweden 1995, followed by USA 1999 and her last outing was in China 2003 before she retired from national appearance.