Johannesburg - Kaizer Motaung has heaped praise on Siphiwe Tshabalala, whose
World Cup thunderbolt has been nominated for the FIFA 2010 Goal of the
The Bafana Bafana midfielder opened the first global showpiece on
African soil with a left-footed cracker that will be engraved in the
memories of South Africans for decades to come.
'Shabba' was made aware of his inclusion in the top ten list for
the Puskás Award last week and Chiefs founder and chairman Motaung is
calling on the country to get behind the left winger.
'Whilst I give credit to the whole national team, I would like to
congratulate Siphiwe Tshabalala whose goal in the FIFA 2010 World Cup
has won him a goal of the year nomination,' he wrote in his column on
the Amakhosi website.
'I am certain that we shall all rally behind his achievements
with votes considering that he made history as the first South African
to score the first goal in the first match that opened an event that was
hosted for the first time on African soil.
'Surely he deserves our unwavering support throughout the voting and crowning process!'
Football365.co.za agrees with Motaung and urges everyone
who experienced a wave of emotion when Tshabalala stunned Mexico
goalkeeper Oscar Perez with his left-footed beauty and got 90 000
spectators in Soccer City on their feet - to vote for Shabba.