Road to Vancouver: Oklahoman Dike makes Nigeria's squad

Courtney Dike, youngster sister of MLS and NASL veteran Bright Dike and a sophomore at Oklahoma State University, is among 23 players named to Nigeria's squad for the Women's World Cup, where it will face the USA in Group D.

Dike is one of six starters from the Nigeria's U-20s who lost to Germany in the final of the 2014 Under-20 Women's World Cup who are returning to Canada with the Super Falcons.

The Falcons held Canada to a 0-0 tie in a scrimmage on Monday that they dominated, according to media reports.

Desire Oparanozie and Asisat Oshoala both had chances for Nigeria in its first match since setting up camp in Canada. The Falcons next play an Ontario club team before opening against Sweden on June 8.

The core of the African champion have been in camp in Abuja since late February.

Nigeria Roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Precious Dede (Ibom Queens); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Rivers Angels); Ibubeleye Whyte (Rivers Angels).
Blessing Edoho (Pelican Stars); Osinachi Ohale (Rivers Angels); Onome Ebi (FC Minsk/BLR); Josephine Chukwunonye (Rivers Angels); Ugo Njoku (Rivers Angels); Ngozi Ebere (Rivers Angels); Sarah Nnodim (Nasarawa Amazons)
MIDFIELDERS: Evelyn Nwabuoku (BIIK Kazygurt/KAZ); Halimatu Ayinde (Delta Queens); Martina Ohadugha (Rivers Angels); Cecilia Nku (Rivers Angels)
FORWARDS: Perpetua Nkwocha (Clemensnas IF/SWE); Esther Sunday (FC Minsk/BLR); Asisat Oshoala (Liverpool Ladies/ENG); Desire Oparanozie (Guingamp/FRA); Ngozi Okobi (Delta Queens); Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit); Loveth Ayila (Rivers Angels); Courtney Dike (Oklahoma State Univ.); Ini-Abasi Umotong (Portsmouth Ladies/ENG)
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