Absa Premiership

Masuluke: I used to be a striker

2017-10-12 12:53
Oscarine Masuluke.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Baroka FC goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke has revealed he used to play as a striker earlier in his career, which helped him score his Puskas-nominated goal against Orlando Pirates.

Masuluke equalised with an outrageous bicycle-kick in injury time last November, the goal subsequently earning him a spot in the final three for the FIFA award.

He will contend against Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud as well as Venezuela U17 women's international Deyna Castellanos, with the awards ceremony taking place in London on October 23.

Nonetheless, Masuluke said that playing in a different position in his formative years helped him bag a wonder goal against the Buccaneers.

"I was going there to score, that's the truth," he told Sowetan Live. "If you believe you can do it and you see that people, your team-mates, are struggling so you have to help.

"I was only a striker from 2011 to 2012 for Jackson, but I changed to goalkeeper when I went to Winners Park (in the second division)."

Commenting on his nomination for the final three, he added: "It takes time for these kind of things to happen in Africa. I thank God for what He's done for me, plus those that have voted for me."

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