Cape Town - Nigerian
football legend Jay-Jay Okocha and former Chelsea manager Roberto Di
Matteo have both backed Oscarine Masuluke to win FIFA's Puskas Award for
the world's best goal.
Despite missing out on the Premiership Goal of the Season to Siphiwe
Tshabalala from Kaizer Chiefs, the Baroka goalkeeper has been given the
vote of approval from both Okocha and Di Matteo.
The 24-year-old delivered a stunning bicycle kick equaliser in injury time during last November's draw with Orlando Pirates.
Speaking to FIFA's official website, the retired Super Eagles star
said, "My vote goes to the goalkeeper, because it's so rare to see
something like that. Goals by goalkeepers are already very unusual, and
last-minute bicycle kicks are too. I think it really was something very
The Italian added, "I really liked the strike by the goalkeeper and the celebrations afterwards were pretty unique too!"
For football fans interested in voting for their favourite goal, go to The Best: Fifa Puskas Award. All the nominees are included on this page with voting options specified below each finish.