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Kekana’s Wonder Goal Making Rounds In England

Hlompho Kekana's 70-yard wonder goal is making rounds in England, with the Mirror suggesting it’s better than David Beckham’s famous long range strike and the Bafana Bafana star having the FIFA Puskas award wrapped up already.

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The goal, which gave Bafana a 2-1 lead and had South African fans as well as everyone in the stadium left for words, was also picked up by the Guardian.

However, the main interest came once again from Mirror Sport, with author Richard Innes suggesting Kekana can already book his ticket to next year’s Ballon d’Or gala as his wonder strike will be hard to beat.

He writes: “Are you a professional footballer? Do you like scoring screamers? Do you dream of one day winning the Puskas Award the FIFA honour bestowed on the scorer of the year's best goal?

“Well, you're going to have to put your dreams on hold until 2017 - because the 2016 award is as good as wrapped up.

“What makes his goal so remarkable?

“It's not just that he scores from his own half. Plenty of players have got lucky with a long-rage "hit and hope" in the past. This is not one of those instances.

“There's no luck involved; it is a very deliberate, brilliantly executed bit of skill. The Cameroon keeper doesn't do much wrong; there isn't even a lot of goal for Kekana to hit.

“And yet hit it he does.

“In fact, watching this goal makes us think of one very famous strike from two decades ago. Anyone else think Kekana's goal might be even better than the one that announced David Beckham to the world?”

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Do you think Kekana has a real chance to win the Goal of the Year award? Have your say in the comments section below.

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