Female footballer Courtney Dike rejects $7,000 bonus from FG


It's not all ladies that are crazy about money; and this beautiful girl Courtney Dike is one of the very few exceptions. She is among the Super Falcons who made Nigeria proud by winning the just concluded 2014 FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup which took place in Canada.


To the surprise of everyone, Ms Dike has rejected the $7,000 reward from Nigeria Football Federation for her role in the tournament. Other girls in the team have since collected their own cash.

    But what is her reason for rejecting the money? Ms Dike said the honour of playing for her fatherland, Nigeria, is enough reward for her. Wow!


The 19-year-old, who is the younger sister of Super Eagles forward Bright Dike, represented the country at the competition where she scored the fastest goal in the tournament’s history.

NFF Head of Competition Sanusi Mohammed told Sports Radio, Brila FM, that the player rejected the outstanding allowances accrued to her for representing the country at the 10-day tournament.

Sanusi said, “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.”

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.

Meanwhile, the head of the Nigeria Women League board Dilichukwu Onyedinma has said the player deserves a national award for her patriotic act.

The Women’s league boss told Football live, a programme on Brila FM, that what Dike did was worth emulating by other players in the country. And other ladies who can do anything just for money.

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