Vincent Aboubakar’s audacious chip against Serbia in Cameroon’s second group game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup has been shortlisted for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Hyundai goal of the tournament.
Aboubakar climbed off the bench and chipped Vanja Milinković-Savić from an improbable angle to start a dramatic comeback for the Indomitable Lions before assisting the equalizer that day.
The goal which needed the intervention of the video assistant referee team before it was approved is now in competition with Salem Al-Dawsari’s beauty in Saudi Arabia’s 2-1 win Argentina, Richarlison’s goals against Serbia and South Korea, Enzo Fernandez’s strike against Mexico and five others.
Neymar’s goal against Croatia in the quarter-final and Paik Seung-Ho screamer against Brazil in the round 16 also make the cut.
Aboubakar,30, scorer of all sorts of goals is the only African on the list and a win for the striker in the twilight of his career will inspire other young footballers.
Lovers of football across the world have been given the opportunity to vote their best goal of the tournament. The process is currently and will lalst till Thursday, after which FIFA will collect, compile and publish the results.
Aboubakar is Africa’s best scorer in International football for this calendar year. The Al Nassr striker scored eight earlier this year in the AFCON, thus taking his tally for the year to ten.
A win for Aboubakar will add to the man of the match award he won on the day he scored and assisted against Serbia.
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