Super Falcons defender, Ashleigh Plumptre, signs for Saudi’s Al-Ittihad
25-year-old joins club on a free transfer after leaving Leicester City Women
By Tony Emele
Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad Ladies has announced the signing of Super Falcons defender, Ashleigh Plumptre, on a free transfer after leaving Leicester City Women.
The 25-year-old was one of the Nigerian players on the spotlights for their impressive performance at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
She played all matches for the Falcons and helped Nigeria reach the round of 16.
Reacting to the announcement video released on Tuesday by Al-Ittihad Ladies on X, formerly Twitter, the Nigerian talent wrote, “Grateful to have signed for Al-Ittihad. Excited to start this journey alongside some incredible human beings. My journey of stepping into more of myself continues. It’s more than football”
In the announcement video, she said, “Football for me is about connecting not only with myself but with people around me, whether my teammates or staff,” she told the club’s media.
Plumptre made 79 appearances for Leicester Women before her departure from the club at the end of last season.