Patriotic? I Rejected World Cup Bonus Due To NCAA Regulations – Courtney Dike

Date: 12-11-2014 6:15 am (6 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Falconets’ forward, Courtney Dike has cleared the air on why she rejected the bonus paid to her for representing Nigeria at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals in Canada. And according to her, it was due to rules governing her status as a student athlete under the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).

The NCAA is the governing body of all college sports in the United States of America. An acceptance of the bonus would have meant 19 year old Courtney losing her almost $35,000 annual football scholarship at the Oklahoma State University under NCAA rules.

Dike, a business accounting major, released her statement via the office of the media officer of the Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday. She wrote:

    “I would like to respond to what I have been reading on the internet about rejecting bonuses. I am delighted to play for Nigeria whenever called upon. I knew before leaving for the U-20 World Cup that I would not accept any bonuses. Acceptance of prize money is against NCAA regulations (the division 1 collegiate governing body) here in the US, so that is the main reason for rejecting it. Knowing this beforehand, I still chose to represent the country because I believed the experience would be more valuable than the money, and I was right,” she said.

Dike scored two goals, including the tournament’s fastest ever goal, as the Falconets reached the final where they lost 1-0 to Germany.








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Posted: at 12-11-2014 06:15 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- liljerome at 12-11-2014 06:35 AM (6 years ago)
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Eyah all d same good sha
Posted: at 12-11-2014 06:35 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- morgrawl231 at 12-11-2014 06:45 AM (6 years ago)
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Good girl,,,,
Posted: at 12-11-2014 06:45 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Abubu86 at 12-11-2014 08:04 AM (6 years ago)
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No problem
Posted: at 12-11-2014 08:04 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 12-11-2014 08:14 AM (6 years ago)
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Now NFF go dey carry all your bonus every time wey u play for naija come U.S with TV coverage make the whole world see say them want give u money(cuz the know say the money don become their own)
Posted: at 12-11-2014 08:14 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- DrSoba at 12-11-2014 08:29 AM (6 years ago)
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She just didn't want the money, there are other ways of collecting the money from the FA if she had wanted and nobody will know about it.  Trust Nigerians.
Posted: at 12-11-2014 08:29 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Larry28 at 12-11-2014 09:13 AM (6 years ago)
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The girl is good... Lipsead
Posted: at 12-11-2014 09:13 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Yemitefes at 12-11-2014 09:16 AM (6 years ago)
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She knows what she wants.....
Posted: at 12-11-2014 09:16 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Ken1230 at 12-11-2014 09:40 AM (6 years ago)
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Good that you have open up my dear.
Posted: at 12-11-2014 09:40 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Makodama at 12-11-2014 02:51 PM (6 years ago)
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E be like na her brother been score one goal against Italy for that 2-2 Super Eagles friendly match before world cup o!US based Nigeria who's name is also Dike.Is that their surname or just a mere coincidence?Well,e no really conceren me.
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- Makodama at 12-11-2014 02:51 PM (6 years ago)
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E be like na her brother been score one goal against Italy for that 2-2 Super Eagles friendly match before world cup o!US based Nigeria who's name is also Dike.Is that their surname or just a mere coincidence?Well,e no really conceren me.
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- Gedens at 12-11-2014 04:27 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: Makodama on 12-11-2014 02:51 PM
E be like na her brother been score one goal against Italy for that 2-2 Super Eagles friendly match before world cup o!US based Nigeria who's name is also Dike.Is that their surname or just a mere coincidence?Well,e no really conceren me.
Na her Broda. Blood Broda.
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- beneno at 12-11-2014 04:36 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 12-11-2014 04:36 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- bospak at 12-11-2014 10:55 PM (6 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 12-11-2014 10:55 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- makedemtalk at 13-11-2014 12:04 AM (6 years ago)
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Abeg enough of these crappy news,we need to know how are guy are going to face Congo,at least a news about our SE....
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- elchymo at 24-08-2015 01:45 AM (5 years ago)
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Alright
Posted: at 24-08-2015 01:45 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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