New Super Falcons Invitee, Ashleigh Plumptre Arrives Austria Camp
By Amaechi Agbo
British-born Leicester City defender, Ashleigh Plumptre have arrived Super Falcons camp in Austria, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Ashleigh Plumptre helped Leicester City win the FA Women’s Championship last season to earn them promotion to the Super League
The former England youth player was among the four players Super Falcons coach, Randy Waldrum handed first call-up to the Nigeria women’s team as they begin camping in Austria in preparation for the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament in September
The Leicester City women’s defender, 23, has been capped 30 times by England at youth level but qualifies for Nigeria through the grandparent rule.
Nigeria will take part alongside Morocco, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon and Mali in the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tourney, which will be played in Lagos
Having earlier expressed an interest in representing Nigeria at senior level in June 2021, Plumptre received her first call-up for an eight-day training camp in Austria the following month.
She qualifies to play for Nigeria through her paternal grandfather
Super Falcons began their Austria camping on Saturday as more players are expected to joined them during the weekend.