Jay-Jay Okocha backs Oscarine Masuluke

Jay-Jay Okocha backs Oscarine Masuluke
Baroka goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday Oct 07, 2017. 12:00

Former Nigeria international Jay-Jay Okocha has thrown his support behind Baroka FC goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke for the prestigious Puskas Award.

The former Bolton Wanderers ace believes that Masuluke's last minute bicycle-kick equaliser against Orlando Pirates, in an Absa Premiership clash last season, is undoubtedly the best goal among the candidates and deserves the accolade.

The 44-year-old told FIFA's website: “My vote goes to the goalkeeper [Masuluke], 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 special.”

SOUTH AFRICAN GOALKEEPER ITUMELENG KHUNE SAYS BAFANA HAS TO DELIVER

It is the second year running that a South African is in-line to win the Puskas Award with Mamelodi Sundowns' Hlompho Kekana among the contenders for the 2016 prize.

Kekana's unbelievable strike from his own half for Bafana Bafana against Cameroon was pipped by Malaysian Mohd Faiz Subri's outstanding swerving effort.



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