Courtney Ozioma Dike is the Nigerian player who scored the fastest goal in FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup history.
Courtney Dike broke the deadlock for Nigeria against the Korea Republic after just 14 seconds in the group stage at the 2014 FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup in Canada.
Courtney is of Igbo descent from Umuezealal Uba Umuaka, Imo state.
She was born in Edmond, Oklahoma, the USA on February 3, 1995, to Nigerian parents, Mr Vincent Dike and Mrs Jacinta Dike.
Courtney played college football at Edmond North High School, scoring over 90 goals in her four years at the college.
Courtney studied accounting at Oklahoma State University while playing for the University women’s football team.
Her performance at the 2014 FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup earned her three nominations at the 2014 Nigeria Sports Award.
Courtney represented Nigeria at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. She made history by coming to be the first native Oklahoman to ever play in the World Cup after coming on for Asisat Oshoala in a match against Australia.
It is also worthy to point out here that the world-famous football star from Amakor Umuaka, Emmanuel Emenike is a cousin of the Dikes.
Source: FIFA, Umuaka Times.