Toronto - Courtney Dike has expressed happiness for making the final list for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
The tournament hold in Canada between June 6 and July 5.
Dike, who featured for Nigeria at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup also held in Canada last year, said playing at the senior competition is the biggest thing in any player’s career.
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"It's a massive honour playing for my country and it’s like something you have worked for your whole life; this opportunity is amazing. To be honest, it's a great feeling right now."
"I am hoping to bring the experience from the U-20 World Cup to the senior team and hopefully, we will go further than the last team did in Germany four years ago, because we can do it. I am sure we can.
“Any player knows that the World Cup is the pinnacle of your career, so I definitely cherish this. I will do my best and hopefully, we will get a good result for Nigeria."
Courtney, younger sister to Super Eagles striker, Bright Dike, in November rejected a $7,000-bonus from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after featuring at the U20 Women's World Cup in Canada, where the Falconets finished second to Germany.
Her reason for turning down the bonus is that she is satisfied with the opportunity given to her to play for Nigeria, which she considers bigger than monetary reward.
Nigeria will play its opening game at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup against Sweden on June 8.
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