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Olivier Giroud wins FIFA's Puskas Award for best goal of the year

Olivier Giroud wins FIFA's Puskas Award for best goal of the year”

In a matter of hours at The Best Fifa Football Awards in London‚ the Baroka FC goalkeeper will find out whether he is named the victor of the prestigious Puskas Award for his spectacular overhead goal that he scored against Orlando Pirates in a league match a year ago in stoppage time in Polokwane.

The Arsenal striker was up for the gong along with Venezuela's Deyna Castellanos and Oscarine Masuluke of South Africa.

Relive Olivier Giroud's stunning scorpion kick vs.

Masuluke, who has travelled to the British capital, made the headlines for his sensational bicycle kick in stoppage time to secure a 1-1 draw for Baroka against Orlando Pirates last November.

Baroka FC goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke.

Masuluke, who hails from Giyani, a north-eastern town in the Limpopo province, would have made history as the first African to win the Puskas Award.

Cameroon had just scored a stoppage-time equaliser, but immediately from the resulting kick-off, Castellanos took a touch before striking the ball from the halfway line.

'Thank you very much, first of all I want to say it's an honour for me, I'm delighted to receive their trophy in front of so many legends, ' Giroud said at the awards ceremony.



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