The Barclays Women’s Super League in England has recently extended their congratulations to Ashleigh Plumptre for being selected to represent Nigeria’s Super Falcons at the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Plumptre, who currently plays as a defender for Leicester City, was included in Coach Randy Waldrum’s final list of 23 players for the tournament.
The news of Plumptre’s inclusion was met with excitement by the organisers of the Women’s Super League, who took to Twitter to acknowledge her achievement. “Congratulations to @ashplumptre who is part of the @NGSuper_Falcons squad going to the #FIFAWWC 🇳🇬,” they wrote.
Plumptre, who previously played for the England youth national teams, made her debut with the Super Falcons at the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Morocco, where the team made it to the semi-finals. This marks her second appearance at a major tournament with the Falcons.
The Super Falcons, who are known for their impressive record in African women’s football, will be represented by notable names such as Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, and Chiamaka Nnadozie at the World Cup. Other players on the squad include Rasheedat Ajibade, Onome Ebi, and Francisca Ordega, among others.
The team has been drawn into Group B alongside co-hosts Australia, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland. The tournament is set to begin on July 20 and will run until August 20. As fans eagerly await the start of the World Cup, Plumptre and her fellow Super Falcons are gearing up to take on the world’s best in what promises to be an exciting and highly competitive tournament.