Super Falcons Defender Becomes Leicester City’s Deputy Captain
By Vitus Michael
Newly invited Super Falcons defender, Ashleigh Plumptre has been appointed one of the vice captains of Leicester City Women’s Football Club team.
The Foxes made the announcement on their official website on Tuesday.
Plumptre will be assistant to Sophie Barker who has been confirmed as the new captain following Holly Morgan’s retirement.
Having expressed an interest in representing Nigeria at senior level in June 2021, Plumptre received her first call-up for an eight-day training camp held in Austria in July.
The 23 years old qualifies to play for Nigeria through her paternal grandfather.
She made an unofficial debut on 23 July 2021, starting in a 1–0 friendly win over Slovenian 1. SŽNL club Olimpija Ljubljana