Heartbroken Ashleigh Plumptre Disappointed To Miss Paris Olympics


Super Falcons defender, Ashleigh Plumptre has expressed her disappointment in missing out on the Paris 204 Olympics after being ruled out due to an injury she sustained while on club duty with Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia.

Earlier this week, head coach Randy Waldrum rolled out his squad for the Paris event where Nigeria will return to the Women’s football tournament after 16 years of absence as Rasheedat Ajibade, Oshoala, and Nnadozie lead the host of top selected players.

While admitting that the timing wasn’t perfect for her, she wished the team well at the Olympics.

“Timings haven’t aligned to be in contention for the Olympic roster – a dream I’ve held since I can remember.

“Since having my surgery, I’ve worked in every area of my life to be in the best position to recover, but one thing I’ve learnt is how to listen to my body.

“While on a personal note, it’s a shame to miss out, I cannot put into words my excitement and pride in knowing I’ll be watching my Super Falcons girls representing this flag on the Olympic stage.”

“Go well, girls! Naija to the world!”