Oklahoma State Football team forward, Courtney Dike has rejected the $7000 paid to her by the Nigeria Football Federation for her participation in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada, saying the honour of playing for the her country was enough reward.
19-year-old, Courtney who is the younger sister of Super Eagles forward, Bright Dike represented Nigeria in a completion where she scored the fastest goal recorded in the tournament’s history.
Her refusal of payment was disclosed by NFF Head of Competition, Sanusi Mohammed who said she refused the cash awarded to her for the 10 day tournament.
Sanusi speaking with Brila FM 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.”
The head of the Nigeria Women League board Dilichukwu Onyedinma has said she should be emulated and that deserves a national award.
Dilichukwu told Football live, “She is a star and patriotic Nigerian who put service to her fatherland above money. The minister is aware and we will push the act before the NFF so it can inspire many others.”
“Doing this with the backing of her parents, Courtney Dike should be applauded and perhaps celebrated.” She added.