Cape Town - South
African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan says the governing
body is proud of Oscarine Masuluke, despite losing out to Arsenal's Olivier
Giroud for the Puskas award.
The Baroka goalkeeper came second in the voting behind Arsenal
striker Giroud with 27.48% after his superb bicycle-kick against Orlando
Pirates last year.
Meanwhile, Venezuela's Deyna Castellanos collected
20.47% of the votes with the France international getting 36.17%.
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Despite backing from Tottenham striker Harry Kane and the nod of
approval from Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, it was not to be
for Masuluke as he was beaten on a popular vote.
"Well done to Oscarine for flying the South African and Africa's flag high," Jordaan told the SAFA website.
"In spite of the outcome, you have done the continent proud by making
it into the top three of such a top award. We are really proud of you."