Sunil Chhetri’s brilliant free-kick, which he produced in Bengaluru FC’s 1-0 win against Maziya Sports and Recreation in the AFC Cup, has been nominated as one of the four best goals of the tournament. Nazmi Faiz, Mohanad Abdulraheem, and Iain Ramsay completed the list of the nominees for the award.
Chhetri curled a beautiful free-kick from outside the box past the Maziya wall and goalkeeper, in the 57th minute of the group match to hand his team the lead. The encounter, played in Bengaluru on May 31, ended with the same score and now Chhetri has been nominated for the Goal of the tournament award.
Last year, Bengaluru was ousted in the final and this season they beat after beating 4.25 SC of North Korea in inter-zone semifinals they failed to cross the playoff final to FC Istiklol of Tajikistan.
Apart from Chhetri’s phenomenal goal, the three other goals nominated were Malaysian side Johor Darul Tazim's Nazmi Faiz's winner against Beoungket Angkor, Iraqi side Al Zawraa striker Mohanad Abdulraheem's goal against Al Jaish, and Philippine club Ceres Negro's midfielder Iain Ramsay's effort against Tampines Rovers.
The winner of the 2017 AFC Cup Goal of the Tournament will be decided by public vote on the AFC Cup's official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Fans can vote for the Indian skipper through Facebook or Twitter on the links given below.
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