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Courtney Dike speaks after scoring fastest goal

11 August 2014, 15:37Israel Ojoko

Ottawa - Nigeria's U-20 player Courtney Dike set a record for herself by scoring the fastest goal in the history of the FIFA U-20 women's world cup in a 2-1 win over Korea in their second game of the tournament.

The goal came 18 seconds into the game, through the efforts of Chinwendu Ihezuo and Asisat Oshoala before it was netted by Courtney Dike.

"Honestly it was so quick that I just remembered receiving the ball and just seeing the corner of the goal so I decided to shield it."

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She said the victory has brought momentum into the next game against England after the tie in the group.

"If we play our next match as we played Korea, am sure we will be successful. This goal is a booster to me and I will continue to work hard for my Country."

To Chinwendu Ihezuo scoring at this stage is a plus to her career.

"I am so happy to have continued with my goal scoring skills. While playing for U-17 women team in 2014 I was the highest goal scorer with 8 goals, so still bein able to score now is a thing of joy."

Both players commended the contributions of their team mates.

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