Leicester-born Ashleigh Plumptre Made her official debut for Nigeria on Friday, February 18, against Ivory Coast women’s national team in Abuja.
She helped the Super Falcons to a clean sheet and a two-goal lead ahead of the second leg in Ivory Coast.
Plumptre has played for England’s U-15, U-17, U-19, and U-23 teams but she publicly declared her interest in playing for Nigeria in 2021.
She told the Nigeria Standard, “What it will mean for me as somebody who is British born but with Nigerian heritage is huge. People look at me and they think I’m tanned and that I’ve been on holiday, they don’t think that I’m Nigerian.
“I don’t think that should be significant in saying whether somebody is Nigerian or not because it’s in your blood, it’s not about what you look like.”