Super Falcons Defender Describes Australia Win As Great Football Moment

Super Falcons defender Ashleigh Plumptre reveals that the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup win against Australia is one of her greatest moments as a footballer.

Plumptre started but couldn’t finish the game against Australia at the Suncorp stadium last Thursday. But for the time she was on the pitch, she contributed immensely to the performance of the team.

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

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On Thursday, the Super Falcons came from behind to beat Australia. Thus, recording it’s first ever win at the 2023 FIFA women’s world cup. And also for the first time in its history, has topped a FIFA world cup table.

And according to Plumptre, not only beating Australia, was one of her greatest moments in football. But also, being part of the squad and also playing in a FIFA world cup is a great football moment.

Super Falcons Ashleigh Plumptre opens up on the impact of Australia’s win

“The game against Australia is definitely one of the greatest moments for me as a footballer,” she told PUNCH Nigeria.

“Just being here at the World Cup in general is huge for me. And to be able to get that kind of result against that many fans is massive. I think it was a bitter pill to swallow when we were in Morocco (2022 WAFCON) and we lost to the hosts there on penalties. So it was almost like redemption in a way when we got to beat Australia.”

Speaking further, the Super Falcons rock-solid defender, admitted it was tough conceding first against the host nation.

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“It was obviously a tough time to concede the goal, right before halftime. But I felt as though we were all still very positive, and defensively we felt secure. The fact that we got the goal right before halftime, after their goal, just shows that we have got so much belief. There was no moment when we felt we could not come back from it.”

Nigeria will play its final group game on Monday against the Republic of Ireland. And a win or draw will see them progress to the next stage of the tournament, regardless of the outcome of Australia and Canada match.

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