Mohd Faiz Subri from Penang has clinched the Puskas award for best goal of the year last night. The swerving wonder goal was scored at a time when Malaysians were enthused with the Ola Bola movie.
Unfortunately, our national team’s world ranking is almost at basement level.
This was the original post from 17 February 2016:
80% of Independent readers feel Faiz Subri should be given Fifa award now
Something to lift our spirits during these depressing times. As Malaysians flock in droves to Ola Bola, Penang’s Faiz Subri has scored a wonder goal, which is already a contender for goal of the season. He curled a magical shot home during a Malaysia Super League game in which Penang trounced Pahang 4-1.
The Independent, UK said in a report titled ‘Outrageous free-kick scored in Malaysian Super League an early contender for 2016 Puskas Award’: “Not only did the 28-year-old’s shot completely baffle the opposition goalkeeper, it appeared to defy physics as well. Subri struck the ball with such ferocity that after the ball initially went in one direction, it swerved the other and whipped into the top corner of the net.”
In fact, 80% of the news portal’s readers in a poll feel he should be given Fifa’s Puskas award for goal of the season right now!