Nigerian former professional footballer,Daniel Owefin Amokachi popularly called the “Bull” has been shortlisted for FIFA’s World Cup Greatest Goal Award.
The 1994 worldcup Goal was a great year for Nigerians. Being huge fans of the sport of football, qualifying for the USA ’94 World Cup was no small deal.
The goal is up against Michael Owen’s brilliant solo goal against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup after he collected a pass from David Beckham in the centre-circle.
Goals scored by Brazilian legend Pele, Diego Maradona, Saeed Al-Owairan, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Ronaldinho, Tim Cahill, Carlos Alberto, Diego Forlan, Roberto Baggio and Socrates have made the goals bracket.
Other nominees include Philipp Lahm, Manuel Negrete, Dennis Bergkamp, Gheorghe Hagi, Joe Cole, James Rodríguez, Lothar Matthäus and Robin van Persie.
Ahead of the 2018 Russia World Cup, FIFA has asked that football fans from all over vote for their favourite World Cup goal ever.
On the list was Amokachi’s goal against Greece, pitted against Michael Owen‘s 1998 goal against Argentina.
Fans can vote for the greatest goal scored in World Cup history on the official FIFA World Cup Facebook page.