England-born Nigerian, Ashleigh Plumptre, has recounted the clash between Super Falcons and her country of birth, England at the just concluded FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The 25-year-old was one of Nigeria’s standout players at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.
The Falcons made it out of that group without defeat before losing to England in the first round of the knockout stage.
The Super Falcons defender was in superb form as Nigeria came to within two spot-kicks of sending the European champions home.
Plumptre looked inspired in that encounter against the country of her birth for the Super Falcons.
She played all 120 minutes and showed the Lionesses what they were missing in a dominant and spirited display from the multiple African champions.
Speaking during an appearance in the mixed up podcast, while she would have preferred a win against the Lionesses, she’s satisfied with how well the Super Falcons performed.
“Knowing that I had Nigeria’s crest on my shirt and based on the reason that I’d chosen to play for Nigeria, it would have meant a lot (to win vs. England),”
“But just getting to experience that because we played such a good game, I am okay.”
“I got everything that I could possibly have dreamt for in that moment,”
“I just felt so proud being able to put on that performance with the girls that I was stood alongside.”
“I looked up to the sky during the penalties like – well, the universe is gonna do whatever it ‘s gonna do – and I felt in that moment I was so present and aligned with everything that was happening.” Plumptre said.