Leicester City defender, Ashleigh Plumptre has acquired a Nigeria passport.
The England born Nigeria descent has represented England at under-15, under-17, under-19, and under-23 levels including at two tournaments; the 2014 and 2015 UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship.
With the new FIFA eligibility rule, she is qualified to play for Nigeria through her paternal grandfather. She expressed an interest in representing Nigeria at the senior level in June 2021 and received her first call-up for an eight-day training camp held in Austria the following month.
She made unofficial debut on 23 July 2021, starting in a 1–0 friendly win over Slovenian outfit SŽNL club Olimpija Ljubljana.
Overwhelmed to finally acquired her Nigeria Green Passport after so much wait.
“A very complicated process. The most difficult task to navigate through. I’ve now ensured that our Nigerian heritage link will continue past my life,” she said.