Courtney Dike confident Falconets will succeed in Canada

The young player has assured Nigerians that she and her teammates are determined to excel and is confident they will not disappoint the country at the U20 Women's World Cup

Falconets forward Courtney Dike has expressed great confidence over the country's chances of succeeding at the Fifa U20 Women's World Cup in Canada.

The 19-year-old who began playing football ten years ago in her fifth grade had played in schools tournament and is presently an attacker for Oklahoma State University FC in USA.

Dike, a student of Accounting, appreciated the welcome she has received from her compatriots, and admitted that it has hastened her adaption ahead of the tournament.

While expressing her excitement and great hunger to play for Nigeria, Dike said she is confident in the team and hopes to make great impact in her first outing for he parents' country.

"The team's training is excellent, there is team work and everyone is working towards a good outing for the team at the World Cup," Dike was quoted by team media officer Elizabeth Carr.

"My teammates have showed me love since my arrival. Training had been hard from the beginning, but as it progresses it's a bit easier. I have played with other teams and I must confess wearing my country's colour is amazing.

"I promised to use my experience from abroad, combined with what I’m getting here to contribute positively to the success of the team in the world stage. I want us to win and with the calibre of players I'm sure we will make it," she concluded.

Courtney is the younger sister of Super Eagles forward Bright Dike.