Phakaaathi Reporter
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20 Oct 2017
11:40 am

Usain Bolt backs Masuluke for Puskas Award

Phakaaathi Reporter

Retired sprinter Usain Bold believes Oscarine Masuluke deserves to win the Fifa Puskas Award.

The Baroka goalkeeper, who has been nominated for his overhead kick goal against Orlando Pirates, is facing Arsenal and French striker Olivier Giroud and Venezuelan women’s team player Deyna Castellanos for the award.

Bolt says Masuluke deserves the award.

“I’d vote for Oscarine Masuluke. For a goalkeeper to score an overhead kick in stoppage time like that is impressive,” he told Fifa’s website.

READ: Masuluke’s goal still in race for Puskas Award

Meanwhile, Bolt has backed Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon to win the Best Fifa Men’s Player and Goalkeeper awards.

“I would go for Ronaldo. All three are amazing players, but in the last year Cristiano won La Liga, the Champions League again and finished top scorer for the fifth season. His ability to stay at the top year after year is very impressive.

“Gianluigi Buffon is almost 40 years old but very difficult to score against. Good goalkeepers give the players in front of them confidence, and nobody would have a problem playing in front of Buffon. I met him recently at an event and he sent me a nice message when I retired.”

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