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Sikiru Olatubosun of Nigeria Premier League side MFM is in line for global recognition with his spectacular goal for MFM against Enugu Rangers on Friday night in contention for the CNN goal of the week.
Olatuboson brilliantly controlled a pass before flicking the ball over the head of his marker, and his quick turn saw him evade the defender before lashing an unstoppable drive into the net without the ball dropping from his initial flick.
His goal which came in MFM 2-1 win over Rangers, was yesterday the talking point on international TV station FOX Sports, with an article on their site already tipping the strike as one of the best of the weekend.
The CNN goal of the week award will be handed out on Monday after the conclusion of games all round the globe, and if he wins it, It will be the first time a goal from the Nigeria Premier League to win the award.
However Kelechi Iheanacho is the first and only Nigerian to have won the award for his strike for Nigeria against Tanzania in a dead rubber AFCON 2017 qualifiers tie in Uyo.