It is joy in Nigeria camp as Leicester City star player Ashleigh Plumptre twitch to Nigeria. The former England youth international got her approval to switch her allegiance to the Super Falcons approved by Fifa. The 23-year-old defender, who plays for Women’s Super League side Leicester City, can represent the African champions because her father is a Nigerian.
Leicester City star Ashleigh Plumptre Switch to Nigeria
After joining training camps in Austria and Abuja, the Leicester City star Ashleigh Plumptre has now been cleared by world football’s governing body Fifa. In February, she is eligible for Nigeria’s tricky 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations play-off against Ivory Coast. Speaking on her switch, the NFF director of communication Ademola Olajire said:” We are happy to receive Ashleigh’s official clearance from Fifa.”
He also said:” It was only possible because of her commitment and dedication. She made the federation’s work a lot easier by providing all the requirements in quick time.” “Ashleigh personally approached the English FA directly to get the required international clearance from that end.
“Her professionalism and steadfast desire to play for Nigeria is honestly heart-warming. That big move on her part helped a lot and prevented the long wait for the FA’s response.”