By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
South Africa’s attacking midfielder strike against Cape Town in the 2019/2020 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season has been giving the nod by FIFA as it makes the list for the nominees for the Puskas Award.
Kekana struck the ball perfectly from far outside the eighteen yard box to beat the keeper and hand the lead to Mamelodi Sundowns.
The ball had hit the right corner of the post before going into the back of the net.
The goal was adjuged the goal of the month in August and the goal of the season in the PSL.
Voting for the category is open until 9th of December, 2020.
Nominees 2020 FIFA The Best Puskás Award:
Shirley Cruz (CRC) – Costa Rica v. Panama [Concacaf Women’s Olympic qualifying] (28 January 2020)
Giorgian De Arrascaeta (URU) – Ceará SC v. CR Flamengo [Brasileirão – Brazil] (25 August 2019)
Jordan Flores (ENG) – Shamrock Rovers FC v. Dundalk FC [League of Ireland] (28 February 2020)
André-Pierre Gignac (FRA) – UANL Tigres v. Pumas UNAM [Liga MX – Mexico] (1 March 2020)
Sophie Ingle (WAL) – Arsenal WFC v. Chelsea FC Women [FA Women’s Super League – England] (19 January 2020)
Zlatko Junuzović (AUT) – SK Rapid Wien v. FC Red Bull Salzburg [Bundesliga – Austria] (24 June 2020)
Hlompho Kekana (RSA) – Mamelodi Sundowns FC v. Cape Town City FC [South African Premier Soccer League] (20 August 2019)
Son Heungmin (KOR) – Tottenham Hotspur FC v. Burnley FC [Premier League – England] (7 December 2019)
Leonel Quiñónez (ECU) – Universidad Católica v. CSD Macará [Serie A – Ecuador] (19 August 2019)
Luis Suárez (URU) – FC Barcelona v. RCD Mallorca [LaLiga[MG(1] – Spain] (7 December 2019)
Caroline Weir (SCO) – Manchester City WFC v. Manchester United WFC [FA Women’s Super League – England] (7 September 2019)
FIFA confirms the winner of the FIFA Puskás Award will be selected by an international jury comprising a panel of FIFA Legends and by the fans from all over the world registered on FIFA.com. Each of the two groups of voters within the jury has the same electoral weight.
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