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21.05.2016 Sports News

Agent to ask GFA to nominate Augustine Okrah's 'rabona goal' for 2016 FIFA Puskás Award

By ghanasoccernet.com
Agent to ask GFA to nominate Augustine Okrah's  'rabona goal' for 2016 FIFA Puskás Award
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The agent of Augustine Okrah has revealed he will officially ask the Ghana Football Association to submit the superb rabona scored by the player recently for a possible nomination for the FIFA Puskás Award.

Italy-based FIFA representative Oliver Arthur believes the Al Merreikh man deserves the plaudits.

Okrah, the 2014 MVP of Ghana's Premier League, scored the stunner against Merreikh Kosti in the Sudan Premier League in January.

It grabbed the headlines and has been viewed 41,000 times on YouTube within a month.

Arthur argues: ''The goal is aesthetically a beauty and certainly a goal of the season contender anywhere in the world.''

The Puskás Award is for the goal, scored anywhere in the world, adjudged to be the years's best in terms of aesthetic significance and beauty.

If Okrah's goal is nominated, he will be at the next Ballon d'Or to see if he is the winner.

If the request is made, the FA will have to review the criteria of the FIFA Puskás Award and decide if it is worth writing to FIFA to nominate the goal for possible consideration as a contender for 2016.

Arthur is the sole agent of ArthurLegacy Sports, an agency managing 18 players in Europe and beyond.

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