Super Falcons defender Ashleigh Plumptre has revealed her favourite Nigerian delicacies to be jollof rice and moi moi.
Born in England to Nigerian parents, Plumptre joined the Nigerian national team in July 2021.
The 25-year-old spoke with Channels Television on Sunday ahead of the Falcons’ Round of 16 tie with England on Monday at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
“I have tried a lot of Nigerian food actually, while we’ve been on camp. We’ve had Nigerian food being brought in for us and a lot of people, a lot of the team, are like, ‘Do you want it because I want it?’ Because they want to take my food,” she said.
“But the other day, I was like, I’m like, ‘No, I’m having it today.’ I really like jollof rice. It was like jollof, plantain (and) my favourite, even though people always make fun of me – I love moi moi.”
Plumptre said she had yet to eat moi moi in camp.
“My aunty makes good moi moi,” she added.
The Super Falcons will be hoping to secure victory against England and progress to the quarter-finals after The Netherlands defeated South Africa, leaving the Falcons and Morocco as the only African teams left in the tournament.