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WATCH | Hlompho Kekana stunner & other FIFA Puskas Award 'worldies'

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Hlompho Kekana (Gallo Images)
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Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana is among 11 nominees for this year's FIFA Puskas Award, for his stunning goal against Cape Town City during the 2019/20 Premier Soccer League season.

The Bafana Bafana midfielder is up against goals by Son Heung-min, Luis Suarez as well as Shirley Cruz for the world football governing body's best goal of the year award. 

It's the second time Kekana has been in line to win the award, after getting nominated in 2016 for his Bafana goal against Cameroon from his own half in a 2017 Afcon qualifier.

READ | Hlompho Kekana nominated for FIFA Puskas Award

Kekana is on the list of South African footballers who have been nominated for the FIFA Puskas Award in recent years alongside Siphiwe Tshabalala (2010), Katlego Mphela (2009) and Oscarine Masuluke (2017). 

Whatch the goal that earned Kekana the prestigious nomination:

The goal against Cape Town City definitely wasn't Kekana's only unbelievable strike from impossible distances at times. 

See all the nominated goals for the Puskas Award here:

Football fans can vote for their favourite goal of the year from the 11 "worldies" on the FIFA website.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff.

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