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Kekana to learn of Puskas Award fate

2016-12-02 13:23
Hlompho Kekana (Gallo Images)

Brazilian Wendell Lira’s twisting bicycle goal for Goianesia was awarded FIFA’s Puskas winning goal of 2015.

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Hlompho Kekana will soon learn whether or not he is among the top three candidates for the 2016 FIFA Puskas Award.

The Brazilians captain scored a wonder goal from the half-way line against Cameroon earlier this year for Bafana Bafana, and is one of the 10 nominees in line to receive the prestigious honour. Superstars Neymar and Lionel Messi are the most high-profile names on the list.

FIFA decide who wins the award by popular vote from fans, and Kekana may just be in the running for his spectacular strike against the Indomitable Lions.

As such, Masandawana's official Twitter account have called for fans to get voting before the top three nominees are selected on December 2 at 14:00. The club said: "Let's get behind our own. Good Luck Hlompho!"

Other players waiting to hear if they are in the top three include Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, West Bromwich Albion's Hal Robson-Kanu, Venezuela's Daniuska Rodriguez, Villareal's Mario Gaspar, Corinthians' Marlone, Gefle's Simon Skrabb and Penang's Mohd Faiz Subri.


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