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Dike elated by record-breaking goal

Falconets striker, Courtney Dike is still shocked at the feat she achieved at the Fifa U20 World Cup in Canada.

Dike scored after 12 seconds as Nigeria defeated Korea Republic 2-1 to go two points clear in Group C.

She took the time to speak about her joy when she was informed afterwards that she had scored the fastest goal ever in the history of the Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup.

Players of Nigeria pose for a team photo prior to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 group C match between Korea Republic and Nigeria at Moncton Stadium on August 9, 2014 in Moncton, Canada. (Photo  FIFA)
Players of Nigeria pose for a team photo prior to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 group C match between Korea Republic and Nigeria at Moncton Stadium on August 9, 2014 in Moncton, Canada. (Photo FIFA)

“Wow! Was it really the fastest goal in the competition’s history? That’s crazy. It all happened so fast, even for me to be honest,” she told Fifa.com.

Dike added that she decided to take her chance in the fleeting moment she discovered she had an opportunity to have a crack at goal.

“The ball came to me in the box and, well, they always say it’s good to test the opposing keeper early in a match, so I had a shot and in it went.

“It all happened so quickly, it hit a defender, I picked up the ball and scored, right? I honestly only remember seeing that I had space and went for a shot.”

Courtney is the younger sister of Super Eagles striker, Bright.

The big striker took to Twitter to congratulate his sibling on her accomplishments in Canada.

“Congrats to my sister @CourtneyDike getting her first goal for Nigeria and the fastest U20 World Cup goal in history #DikeFamilyKillingIt,” he tweeted via @bbright19.


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