Super Falconets player, Courtney Dike has said that the opportunity given to her to play for Nigeria was all the reward she needed rather than money.
The Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) revealed that the Falconets’ star turned down the $7,000 (N1.2m) offered to her as part of her bonus for representing the country at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, held in Canada.
Courtney who is the younger sister of Super Eagles player, Bright Dike said she valued playing for Nigeria, more than the monetary reward.
Head of competition, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Dr. Sanusi Mohammed revealed that they were shocked at the stance of Dike’s family not to take the bonus.”Courtney Dike is based in America, when she was paid the outstanding 10 days worth of allowances in the tune of seven thousand dollars she turned it down,”
Sanusi told Footballlive.ng”When we called her Mother to confirm the delivery of the allowances, she declined it and insisted the opportunity to serve Nigeria was all the reward the family needed. Besides she said she was to young to earn that much,” the Federation member recounted.