Ashleigh Plumptre Drop Ultimate Reason She’s Absent From Olympics Qualifier

Super Falcons defender Ashleigh Plumptre has opened up on why she couldn’t make the squad for Nigeria’s Olympic qualifier reports.

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Ashleigh Plumptre was part of the Super Falcons squad at the 2023 FIFA women’s world cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand, where she helped Nigeria reach the Round of 16.

Super Falcons Ashleigh Plumptre relishes world cup win against Australia
Ashleigh Plumptre celebrates with Chiamaka Nnadozie

The former Leicester City Ladies defender, last summer joined Saudi Arabia outfit Al Ittihad ladies in a bid of seeking new adventures and challenges. And has since her arrival in the Middle-East, established herself as an important part of the team.

Fans had anticipated her inclusion in the Super Falcons squad for the 2024 Olympics qualifier, but when the list was finally released by the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, her name was missing. Some fans of the England youth international, had protested across social media platforms, seeking to know the reason behind her exclusion from the national team.

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Why Ashleigh Plumptre is missing from Olympics qualifier squad

Ashleigh Plumptre Joins Saudi Arabia outfit Al Ittihad ladies.
Ashleigh Plumptre celebrating Al Ittihad goal.

However, Plumptre in a post on her official Instagram handle, said she wanted to pay heed to her body; so she can be able to give her best whenever she’s called upon.

“Wishing my girls the best of luck in the upcoming Olympics qualifiers. I believe I must listen to my body in order to bring all of myself to this special team,” She said.

Further, she anticipated joining the Nigeria’s ladies in any of its upcoming outing.

“Always, proud to wear the Super Falcons Green, and I look forward to representing the colours again soon.”

In a related story, Super Falcons midfielder, Christy Ucheibe, has withdraw from the Olympics qualifier squad.

According to the 22-year-old, the undisclosed reason was beyond her control.

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Super Falcons training in Turkey

“I am honoured as always to be called up to represent the Super Falcons of Nigeria but I unfortunately will not be able to take part in the games against Ethiopia due to circumstances beyond my control,” she said.

However, the SL Benfica Ladies player, assures that she will be available for selection during the national team’s next outing.

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“See you all the next camp,” she added.

Super Falcons will exchange tackles with Ethiopia tomorrow in Addis Ababa; and will return on the 30th of October for the reverse fixture in Abuja.

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