Nigeria defender Ashleigh Plumptre joins Saudi Women’s Premier League club

Nigeria defender Ashleigh Plumptre has joined Saudi club Al-Ittihad on a free transfer, having left Leicester City.

Plumptre, who played all four Nigeria matches at the Women’s World Cup, is one of the Saudi Women’s Premier League’s most high-profile signings.

A former age-group international with England, she swictched allegiance to Nigeria in 2022.

“[I am] excited to start this journey alongside some incredible human beings,” the 25-year-old said.

Plumptre started all but two of Leicester’s Women’s Super League games last season as the team finished 10th.

Kelly Lindsey, a former US international who this summer left the role of Lewes FC’s head of performance, will be Plumptre’s new manager at Al-Ittihad.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles

Back to top button
Change Language »