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Published On: Thu, Nov 6th, 2014

Falconets player rejects bonus

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Nigeria U20 Women forward Courtney Dike has rejected the $7000 paid to her by the Nigeria Football Federation for playing for the country at the 2014 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

The Falconets’ star to the 2014 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup has declined her windfall insisting playing for Nigeria was a great reward for her family

The Oklahoma Star Football team player who scored the fastest goal in the competition’s history against South Korea and also got the curtain raiser in the Falconets’ win versus North Korea in the semi-final felt receiving her bonuses was not necessary because representing the country was enough reward for her.

NFF Head of Competition Sanusi Mohammed confirmed that the player rejected the outstanding allowances accrued to her for representing the country at the 10-day tournament.

“When we called her mother to confirm the delivery of the allowances, she declined it and insisted that the opportunity of playing for Nigeria was all the reward the family needed,” Sanusi told Brila FM.

Dike’s elder brother, Bright, featured for Nigeria at the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil but missed the 2014 World Cup by a foot injury which side-lined him for four months.


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