PSL

Hlompho Kekana makes Puskas award shortlist

0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Hlompho Kekana (Gallo Images)
Hlompho Kekana (Gallo Images)

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Hlompho Kekana has been nominated for the FIFA Puskas award.

A shortlist of 11 nominees for this year's award that honours the best goal of the year has been compiled by a panel of football experts.

The Downs skipper netted a sensational goal against Cape Town City in August 2019 that puts him in contention for the prestigious honour.

The candidates include Shirley Cruz, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Jordan Flores, Andre-Pierre Gignac, Sophie Ingle, Zlatko Junuzovic, Leonel Quinonez, Son Heung-Min Luis Suarez, Caroline Weir and Kekana.

A brief statement on the FIFA website read: "A shortlist of 11 nominees for the FIFA Puskas Award - honouring the best goal of the year - was compiled by a panel of football experts.

"Votes from FIFA.com users will whittle these down to a final trio, from which football fans voting on FIFA.com will be responsible for 50 per cent of the votes cast, with a panel of football experts providing the other 50 per cent.

"The victor from that process will be revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards show in Zurich on Thursday 17 December."

Kekana was previously nominated for his goal for Bafana Bafana goal against Cameroon in 2016.

- TEAMtalk media

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Fixtures
Fri 05 Mar 21 17:00 PM (SAST)
SuperSport United
TS Galaxy
Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium
Sat 06 Mar 21 15:00 PM (SAST)
Cape Town City
Stellenbosch
Cape Town Stadium
Sat 06 Mar 21 17:00 PM (SAST)
Bloemfontein Celtic
Maritzburg United
Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium
Results
Wed 03 Mar 21
Golden Arrows 0
Baroka 0
Wed 03 Mar 21
Chippa United 0
Cape Town City 0
Tue 02 Mar 21
AmaZulu 1
SuperSport United 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Mamelodi Sundowns
16
10
36
2. SuperSport United
19
9
33
3. Orlando Pirates
19
8
32
4. Swallows
17
7
30