SAFA boss Danny Jordaan shows support for Oscarine Masuluke after Puskas Award disappointment
Posted: 24 October 2017 Time: 14:52
SAFA boss Danny Jordaan had words of support for Oscarine Masuluke after the Baroka goalkeeper narrowly missed out on winning the Puskas Award.
Frenchman Olivier Giroud received the accolade in London last night with 36.17% of the votes to Masuluke's 27.48%. Deyna Castellanos from Venezuela got 20.47%.
Jordaan said: “Well done to Oscarine for flying the South African and Africa’s flag high.
“In spite of the outcome, you have done the continent proud by making it into the top three of such a top award.
“We are really proud of you.”
Masuluke can also draw encouragement from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane and even athletics icon Usain Bolt stating their preference for his goal.
The South African was nominated for the gong after netting with a bicycle kick in a league game with Orlando Pirates at Peter Mokaba Stadium last season.
Masuluke's compatriot Hlompho Kekana was in contention for the Puskas Award in 2016 with a long-range screamer for Bafana Bafana against Cameroon, but Malaysian Mohd Faiz Subri walked away with the honours.