Ashleigh Plumptre, the talented star of the Super Falcons, recently opened up about her journey representing her beloved country, Nigeria.
Ever since her call-up to the national team, Plumptre has been a key player, showcasing her skills and dedication on the field. After expressing her desire to play for the Nigeria women’s senior team in June 2021, she received her first call-up the following month, marking a significant milestone in her career.
In a recent interview, Plumptre spoke passionately about her experience representing the Super Falcons, emphasizing the immense honor it has been for her. She made it clear that she never had any doubts or hesitation about her goal to wear the Nigerian jersey.
She said in an interview with The National, “Representing Nigeria is always a huge privilege but especially at a World Cup.
“Joining the team, it was never about trying to set particular goals but rather to take every camp as it came and to soak up what I was able to learn about the girls, my heritage and culture.”
The defender was one of the important players for Nigeria during the World Cup and played every single game.
Nigeria overcame the hosts and eventual semi-finalists, Australia, and advanced ahead of Olympic winners Canada.
She was part of the team that narrowly missed out on beating England in the first round of the knockout stages.
She hit the woodwork and assisted her team in maintaining a clean sheet during the game but were eliminated via penalty shootout.
The Super Falcons star helped her team set several records during the tournament despite being eliminated in the Round of 16.