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Nigerian striker set to be considered for 2017 FIFA Puskas Award after scoring wonder goal

Nigerian striker set to be considered for 2017 FIFA Puskas Award after scoring wonder goal

MFM's Sikiru Olatunbosun’s wonder strike against Rangers FC in the Nigeria Professional Football League, has been considered as a contender for the 2017 Puskas Award.

This comes one month after it was announced Mohd Faiz Subri had won the 2016 Puskas Award with his superb swerving free-kick, we have a contender for the 2017 award.

On Friday, February 24, Mountains of Fire (fourth) took on Enugu Rangers (18th) in the Nigerian Premier League.

In the 30 minutes, Olatunbosun had all his club's coaches and substitutes running down the touchline towards him after scoring a wonder goal.

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After two neat lobbed passes, the MFM player collected the ball on the edge of the box, flicks the ball over an opposing player's head and smashes it first time on the volley.

Odey added a second later before Rangers recovered enough to find a late consolation as MFM held on to win 2-1. But the talk of the game and the weekend was the Olatunbosun goal.

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