Absa Premiership

Doctor backs Oscarine to win Puskas award

2017-10-13 09:34
Oscarine Masuluke.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs and South African football legend Doctor Khumalo says he hopes that Baroka goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke will win FIFA's Puskas award for best goal.

Masuluke scored a stunning bicycle kick against Orlando Pirates last November and has since made the final three for the award which is decided by fans votes.

He is up against Deyna Castellanos from Venezuela's Women's U17 side as well as Arsenal's Olivier Giroud.

Castellanos scored a goal from the halfway line for her country whereas Giroud executed and scored a 'scorpion kick' for the Gunners outfit.

Nonetheless, it is thought that the 24-year-old has a good chance of bagging the gong due to the rarity of a keeper scoring with a bicycle kick in injury time. As such, Khumalo passed on his best wishes.

"It brings me a lot of joy to know that our goalkeeper, Oscarine Masuluke's goal has made the cut for the last three FIFA Puskas award nominees," he told the Soccer Laduma website.

"It is great news for South African and the continent's football.

"It shows that anything is possible in this game. If you don't commit yourself to your craft, you won't go far.

"This game is all about who wants it the most. Congratulations to Oscarine and I wish him all the best. I hope he will get all the votes he needs to win this award."

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