Ashleigh Plumptre, a talented football player with Nigerian and English heritage, will be participating in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, representing Nigeria.
Plumptre’s journey to the Nigerian national team showcases her determination and desire to explore her roots.
From a young age, Plumptre displayed her exceptional skills on the field, representing England in various youth categories.
Her impressive performances in the UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship established her as a promising forward or attacking midfielder.
With a record of 30 appearances and ten goals at the youth level, Plumptre seemed destined for a future with the prestigious England national women’s team.
However, in a significant twist in 2021, Plumptre announced her intention to play for Nigeria, her paternal grandfather’s birthplace.
Her deep connection to her Nigerian roots, influenced by her father’s mixed heritage and her grandfather’s origins in Lagos, fueled her desire to reconnect with her Nigerian lineage.
This article was updated 1 month ago