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Paris 2024 Olympics: “It’s a shame to miss out” — Ashleigh Plumptre



Paris 2024 Olympics: "It's a shame to miss out" -- Ashleigh Plumptre

Super Falcons defender, Ashleigh Plumptre has reacted to her exclusion from the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Taking to her social media page on Instagram, the Al-Ittihad Ladies star opened up on the reason behind her missing out on the final squad list for the prestigious tournament. According to Ashleigh Plumptre, the timing did not work to her favor to meet up with the tournament after she sustained an injury late into the end of last season.

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It was revealed a few months back that the Nigerian Women International had undergone surgery in Qatar, leading to an abrupt end to her season. Ashleigh Plumptre was due to play in the final Olympics qualifier versus South Africa but had to drop up due to the injury.

The former Leicester City Women player wrote on her Instagram page:

“Timings haven’t quite aligned to be in contention for the Olympic roster – a dream I’ve held since I can remember. Since having my surgery, I’ve worked in every area of life to put myself in the best position to recover, but one thing that’s come from this is learning how to listen to my body, properly!

“While on a personal note it’s a shame to miss out, I cannot put into words my excitement and pride in knowing I’ll be watching my @nigeriasuperfalcons girls representing this flag on the Olympic stage. Go well, girls! Naija to the world!”