Super Falcons defender Ashleigh Plumptre has taken to her social media to upload videos of her recovery from an injury as she hopes to make a return ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.

On Sunday, the 26-year-old shared videos of a weekend training session with fitness and rehabilitation coach Warren Williams on her Instagram page.

“Another snippet of another weekend with Woz! Energetic and functional training,” she captioned the post.

Plumptre, who got injured in March, missed Nigeria’s final Paris Olympics qualifiers against Banyana Banyana of South Africa.

In her absence, the Super Falcons secured their spot at the Olympics by defeating South Africa 1-0 in Abuja and holding them to a goalless draw in Pretoria.

The former Leicester City player is a third-generation Nigerian, eligible to play for the Falcons through her Lagos-born grandfather.

Plumptre, who had previously represented England at various youth levels, made her debut for Nigeria in 2022 after receiving international clearance and a Nigerian passport. She has since been capped 22 times for the Super Falcons.

Plumptre was part of the Super Falcons team at the last FIFA Women’s World Cup, where they reached the round of 16.

Her return to fitness will be a significant boost for Randy Waldrum’s team as they prepare for their first Olympic appearance since 2008.



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