Ashleigh Plumptre, the former Leicester City defender and Super Falcons player, has made her move to Saudi Arabia, joining Al-Ittihad Ladies Club in the Saudi Women’s Premier League.
The Super Falcons defender joined Al-Ittihad as a free agent after deciding not to renew her contract with the English club Leicester City women’s team.
The 25-year-old defender, known for her three-year stint with Leicester City where she made 62 appearances, left the club when her contract expired.
She had previously expressed her intentions to play abroad and later confirmed her move via social media, where she revealed her signing with Al-Ittihad Ladies Club.
Plumptre, a She expressed her gratitude upon signing with Al-Ittihad, stating, “Grateful to sign for Al Ittihad.”
She also emphasized her eagerness to learn and grow both as a football player and as a person during her time with the Riyadh club.
Plumptre’s move to Al-Ittihad comes just a month after her participation with the Super Falcons at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. During the tournament, the 25-year-old started in all four games for Nigeria, contributing to three clean sheets before their unfortunate elimination by England in a penalty shootout.
Ashleigh Plumptre joins the ranks of Nigerian football stars currently making their mark in Saudi Arabia, including veterans like Odion Ighalo, Henry Onyekuru, Anthony Nwakaeme, and Godwin Saviour.