USA-born former Falconets forward Courtney Ozioma Dike is set to earn her first invite to Nigeria’s senior national team, the Super Falcons in three years as the team prepare to face France in an international friendly next month.
Courtney, a younger sibling of Nigerian international Bright was the toast of many at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada where she scored twice in Nigeria’s run to the final of the tournament where they lost in extra time to Germany.
She would go ahead to feature for the senior team at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup but has not been invited to the team since the end of the Canada tournament.
However, www.aclsports.com has scooped that Super Falcons’ new technical adviser Thomas Dennerby is looking at the direction of many of the foreign-born players and the names of Dike and Iniabasi Umotong have been pencilled down for invite for April’s fixture.
The Swede is also set to recall many among the Super Falcons stars who won the 2016 Women’s AFCON in Cameroon while also rewarding some of the youngsters who distinguished themselves at the recent West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup tournament in Abidjan, Coted’voire.
Nigeria face hosts France in a top of the pile friendly in Mans, France on April 6 as they prepare for the qualification series for 2018 Women’s AFCON.