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Okocha: Why I'd Vote For Masuluke's Wonder Strike In Puskas Awards

Jay-Jay Okocha: Why I Support Oscarine Masuluke's Wonder Strike For Puskas Award

By David Kappel - Oct 05, 2017 09:00 PM @kappilinho

Jay-Jay Okocha was known for his trickery and brilliant goals, and the African legend has now revealed why he backs Oscarine Masuluke for this year's FIFA Puskas Award.

Read: PSL Star’s Bicycle Kick On FIFA Puskas Award Shortlist (including videos of all shortlisted goals)

The Nigerian was on the voting panel that selected the 10 nominees for the 2017 World Goal of the Year award, and Masuluke's bicycle kick against Orlando Pirates was selected as one of the 10 finalists.

"My vote goes to the goalkeeper (Masuluke), because it's so rare to see something like that," Okocha told FIFA.

"Goals by goalkeepers are already very unusual, and last-minute bicycle kicks are too. I think it really was something very special."

Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo, who won the UEFA Champions League with the Blues in 2012, echoed the two-time BBC African Footballer of the Year's sentiment.

"I really liked the strike by the goalkeeper (Masuluke) – and the celebrations afterwards were pretty unique too," the Italian tactician said.

South African football fans and supporters from around the globe still have until Monday, 9 October, to vote for the Mzansi star before the 10-man shortlist will be cut down to three finalists.

You can cast your vote for Masuluke here: http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/puskas-award/index.html

Do you think Masuluke's stunner has a chance to make it among the three finalists for the prestigious Puskas Award? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Vhivha Joined: 25 Jul 2016
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Vhivha Oct 10, 2017 12:04 PM
@Phunyuka fede Why Masuluke is currently warming the bench? That is one of the criteria the Poeskas judges check , for in world standards, Masuluke has lost already
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Vhivha Oct 10, 2017 11:59 AM
@Carder305 Shabas World Cup goal shook the whole world, even you uncle is still talking about that goal. You cannot compare Shabba with Masuluke who does not own even a tricycle
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Vhivha Oct 10, 2017 11:56 AM
Orlando Pirates fans should support and vote for this mess their sleeping defenders have done, Baroka is not in FIFA map and a no known factor in the world of football, my vote goes for Giroud not for Poeskas Masuluke
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ppnking Oct 06, 2017 12:41 PM
I also voted for da karate boy...
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lopi Joined: 02 Nov 2014
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lopi Oct 06, 2017 10:29 AM
I also voted for Masiluke
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Carder305 Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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Carder305 Oct 06, 2017 10:02 AM
That wont happen but Good Luck thou, you are being unfair to your team players, they give all they have it's just impossible to win every game! Even if Kompela Goes, there wont be a any difference! Bobby likes Kompela, i believe he pays him less than what other coaches would Prefere
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Carder305 Oct 06, 2017 09:55 AM
@ppnking Chiefs fans voted, they did not vote for the goal but shabba & Chifs. if you only saw how Bobby celebrated that, LOL
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kingcristianoraldo7 Oct 06, 2017 09:30 AM
@wongama yeah his goal should have won the GOTS not Shabba's.
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wongama Oct 06, 2017 09:24 AM
He was already ignored by psl cauz they had to give chiefs something. His goal is specjal even ifbhe doesnt win but i will vote
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kingcristianoraldo7 Oct 06, 2017 09:23 AM
@Carder305 Lol man no, surely he made a mistake, just wish Oscar will win it, he really deserve it.
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kingcristianoraldo7 Oct 06, 2017 09:22 AM
@ppnking not shabba my bro, no south African has won it yet.
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ppnking Oct 06, 2017 08:32 AM
hw could he win if u don't vote for him....shabba won it because pple voted for him while u been complaining here instead of voting for da poor guy....u cannot expect to win a lotto if u ddnt buy a ticket...
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Carder305 Oct 06, 2017 08:28 AM
Was Shaba Nominated Too ? LOL
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mosekaphofu maggosim Oct 06, 2017 08:24 AM
@Warras4khosi ... Hahaha!!! It can still be corrected,shaba must return the award
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CECIL M Oct 06, 2017 08:17 AM
special indeed
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Warras4khosi Joined: 19 Jul 2017
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Warras4khosi Oct 06, 2017 08:09 AM
That goal was very special......we should have voted for the conscious not for the teams we support.
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Phunyuka fede Oct 06, 2017 08:01 AM
Oscarine's goal competing for puskas..but here in mzansi it was not good enough..reason for me not to take some local things seriously..or is it because dzopa is from phiri in sodra and masukula from some unknown place around giyani? I hope not
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kuakubhayi@gmail.com Oct 06, 2017 08:01 AM
come south africans and join me in supporting our very own african talents by voting Msuluke's thunder bicycle's kick goal as the best in the world.diz boy rly deserve the prize uzomane adliswe ukuthi his from africa bt anyway that was so stunning,scoring an equaliser against best team in a last minutes n on top of that you are a goalkeeper.
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Mentashe Oct 06, 2017 07:37 AM
YHO I JUST WATCHED ALL THE GOALS AND THERE'S A LOT OF COMPETITION, THE GOAL FROM Olivier Giroud THOUGH.
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Stingerwalikhosi Oct 06, 2017 07:30 AM
M a chiefs fan but nami I have to agree to this...lol

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