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Agyemang-Badu's goal nominated for Fifa Goal of the Year Award

Published on: 14 November 2012

Fifa have shortlisted Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu's goal for Ghana against Guinea in the 2012 Nations Cup for the Puskas Goal of the Year Award.

The 21-year-old is battling nine other nominees including; Brazilian wunderkind Neymar, Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, legend Lionel Messi and six other players for the award.

The ball-battling workaholic midfielder scored the opening goal for the Black Stars in the 28th minute with a ferocious drive at Stade de Franceville in a Group game that ended one-all.

Badu latched onto a Samuel Inkoom pass from inside of inside the box before blasting a 25 yards powerful drive home for Ghana.

Fifa have selected the top ten goals within the 2012 calender year and the players with the highest votes will win the award.

"This is a big recognition from Fifa and I'm very excited about it and I hope I win," Badu told

Brazil's Neymar won the award last year.


  • KWAME PITO says:
    November 14, 2012 03:45 pm
    Good luck to Badu. I voted for him already. Guys vote for him here
  • Kay says:
    November 14, 2012 03:37 pm
    May be they felt they made a mistake of given George Weah the big one. Let's keep our fingers crossed Africa might win this goal "thing". Badu is known by FIFA for scoring that final penalty that gave Africa our first U2O World Cup.
  • Robb says:
    November 14, 2012 03:32 pm
    Everybody knows they wouldn't give it to an African player. It's business as usual. Since Georgia Weah won, no African is good enough for FIFA although we have produced quality players.
  • Saxcee says:
    November 14, 2012 01:33 pm
    Wow, great one... I hope he wins.