Super Falconets striker Courtney Dike has described the feeling in the team’s camp as ‘friendly’ and ‘family-like’, following their qualification to the quarterfinal of the ongoing FIFA Women’s U20 world cup in Canada.
The Falconets beat England 2-1 in their final group game to progress to the last eight of the competition for the sixth straight time and Dike hasn’t hidden her delight at being a part of the Nigerian set up.
“The staff is great, the coaches are great and I would say it is a very friendly atmosphere in the camp; more like a family,” she said.
“I’m really happy to be here right now and everything has been going right so far. Everybody in camp is so approachable and it makes me feel at home.”
The 19-year-old Oklahoma State forward has so far scored a goal in 145 minutes of football for the Falconets at the World cup also says the unity they have as a team could be what sees Nigeria win the competition for the first time.
“We learn more things in the game here, and maybe that’s what makes us different from other teams in the competition. It’s more than soccer, what we have,” she added.
“It showed in the way we played against England and we won the game so I’m just so happy and I think that’s what will take us farther than the other teams.”