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FC goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke has been selected in the top three for
the FIFA Puskas award, along with Olivier Giroud and Deyna Castellanos.
Masuluke's spectacular bicycle-kick against Orlando Pirates last year
was originally in the top 10, however, it has now been voted into the
top three by fans across the globe.
He will be up against Giroud's stunning scorpion-kick for Arsenal as
well as Castellanos' long-range strike for Venezuela's U17 women's team
Nonetheless, it appears the Bakgaga gloveman has an incredible chance
to win the much sought-after world honour which will be handed out in a
ceremony in London on October 23.
FIFA confirmed the final three nominees with a statement which read:
"Vote now to decide which of Deyna Castellanos, Olivier Giroud and
Oscarine Masuluke will be crowned the successor to Mohd Faiz Subri as
the winner of the 2017 FIFA Puskas Award.
"The remarkable trio of goals progressed from the first round of
voting, which concluded on Monday, 9 October. Every fan has a new vote
in this second round, with the total of both votes added together to
decide the winner.
"Voting will conclude on Monday, 23 October, the day of The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London."
To vote for Masuluke's goal for the Puskas award, go to Fifa Puskas Award.