Ashleigh Plumptre Reveals Olympic Ambition

Super Falcons Defender, Ashleigh Plumptre has expressed her desire to represent Nigeria at the 2024 Olympic Games in France.

The 25-year-old has represented Nigeria at two major tournaments, including the 2022 African Women’s Cup of Nations (WAFCON) and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

As reported by DailyPost, Plumptre, a centre-back, who plays Saudi club, Al Ittihad stated that her ultimate ambition is to play at the Olympics.

“Yes, it would be the pinnacle of my career, It makes me smile just thinking about the Olympics,” she said.

“I love helping people, and the only thing I was interested in at school was human biology. I was just fascinated with the human body. My dream when I was younger was to be a doctor on an Olympic team because I love the Olympics.”

Nevertheless, she also reflected on her experience at the last World Cup, where the Super Falcons had a great performance, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

“It was a crazy, crazy experience, but one that I will always cherish. I want to remember this for the rest of my life,” she added.

After going pass Ethiopia 5-1 on aggregate, Nigeria and Cameroon who scaled through at the expense of Uganda, will clash in the third round of the qualifiers for the 2024 Olympic Games.

The overall winners of the third round clash will then have to playoff against the winners of another third round clash between South Africa and Tanzania to book be in Paris next summer.

The third round fixtures will be played in February, 2024.

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