Last week the FIFA 2016/2017 football awards took place in London. I obviously followed the awards to see if CR7 won the Best FIFA men’s player award which he did – that a boy “Go CR7, Go Portugal !!”
Another award which was of huge interest to me was the Puskás award for the Best Goal of 2016 / 2017.
Why was it of interest, you might ask?
Any football fan knows that keepers, first off, are bat-shit crazy. (I personally disagree…I think I am perfectly normal). And secondly, that they are on the field to save goals, not score goals.
In this case, a goalkeeper was nominated for this award as he scored a pearl of a goal…yes you read this correctly…a goalkeeper scored a goal.
What made this of more interest to me was the fact that the nominee was a fellow South African keeper by the name of Masuluke Oscarine. Good luck trying to pronounce the name so let’s just call him “Oscar”…LOL!
His celebration after scoring the goal was a classic. He had no clue what to do, but I guess we can call it a happy dance.
I am sad to report that unfortunately, “Oscar” didn’t win the award; a damn idiot striker by the name of Olivier Giroud did. #keeperunion.
CR7, Harry Kane, Usain Bolt, and other famous personalities, all nominated “Oscar’s” goal as their favourite goal for the award. Huge credibility to get such famous people to back the goal.
I totally agree…hell ya he should have won! “Oscar” was robbed and it is an utter disgrace. There should be an audit done…LOL!
In my opinion, just to be nominated for this award is an unbelievable achievement and something we don’t often see in football. We most likely won’t see something like this for a long, long time.
Congrats “Oscar”! Not only did you make us fellow keepers proud, you made South Africa proud. Well done!
For a list of all 10 nominees and their killer goals, click here.