Russia 2018: Ahmed Musa’s goal nominated for Goal of the Tournament

Russia 2018: Ahmed Musa’s goal nominated for Goal of the Tournament

- FIFA has shortlisted Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa’s second strike against Iceland for the Goal of the Tournament Award

- A total of 18 goals were singled out for the top prize out of the 169 goals scored at Russia

- The voting process is ongoing on FIFA’s official website until July 23

World’s football governing body FIFA has shortlisted Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa’s second strike against Iceland for the Goal of the Tournament Award.

A total of 18 goals were singled out for the top prize out of the 169 goals scored at the global football fiesta.

However, Musa’s second strike during Nigeria’s second Group D fixture against Iceland alongside 17 others goals that include Cristiano Ronaldo’s third goal against Spain’s La Roja as well as Lionel Messi’s goal against Nigeria have been penciled down to undergo a voting process.

Ahmed Musa’s goal selected for Goal of the Tournament top prize

Ahmed Musa scores Nigeria's second goal against Iceland. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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According the world’s football arbiter, the voting process is ongoing on FIFA’s official website until July 23.

Among the leading goals currently attracting fans votes online are the two goals scored by Russia midfielder Denis Cheryshev as well as one from his teammate striker Artem Dzyuba

Other contending goals for the Goal of the Tournament silverware are listed below:

1 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (third goal v Spain);

2 Nacho, Spain (v Portugal);

3 Philippe Coutinho, Brazil (v Switzerland);

4 Dries Mertens, Belgium (v Panama);

5 Juan Quintero, Colombia (v Japan);

6 Luka Modric, Croatia (v Argentina);

7 Ahmed Musa, Nigeria (second goal v Iceland);

8 Lionel Messi, Argentina (v Nigeria);

9 Toni Kroos, Germany (v Sweden);

10 Jesse Lingard, England (v Panama);

11 Ricardo Quaresma, Portugal (v Iran);

12 Adnan Januzaj, Belgium (v England);

14 Angel Di Maria, Argentina (v France);

15 Benjamin Pavard, France (v Argentina);

16 Nacer Chadli, Belgium (v Japan).

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Nigeria's Leicester City star Ahmed Musa scored twice to hand the Super Eagles their first victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The 25-year-old grabbed his first of the goal after receiving a timely and superb pass and carefully controlled the ball and confidently powered the ball into the back of the net.

Musa completed his brace in the game after mesmerizing the Iceland defence including the goalkeeper before making it 2-0 for Gernot Rohr's side.

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