Ashleigh Plumptre, who made her debut for the Super Falcons in the 2-0 victory over the Lady Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire on Friday, has become the darling of football enthusiasts.
The British-Nigerian, daughter of a Nigerian dad and a British mom, and plays for Leicester City in the FA Women’s League was not the only debutant for the Falcons at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
Ifeoma Onumonu also made her first appearance for the team, scoring the two goals; while Plumptre was rock-solid in defence and gave the assist for Onumonu’s second goal.
Watch Plumptre’s interview with NFF TV here.
The win was in the first leg match of the team’s final round fixture in the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifiers.
Plumptre’s male fans say she should be held dearly the way female football lovers hold in high esteem the Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye who made his first appearance for the Eagles at a major tournament in the 2021 AFCON.
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