Sandra Owusu-Ansah’s goal for Supreme Ladies against Kumasi Sports Academy has been nominated for the 2021 Puskas Award.
FIFA nominated Owusu Ansah’s goal aalongside 10 others, which also include Erik Lamela’s cheeky strike against Arsenal in the North London derby last season.
The 21-year-old Owusu Ansah, who now plays for Serbian side, ZFK Spartak Subotica scored an absolute belter last season for Supreme Ladies in the course of season to help them stay afloat in the Women’s League.
In the sequence leading to the goal, she sweetly caught the ball midway in the air, hitting beautifully a volley from about 30 yards to score Supreme Ladies’ equalizer.
Her goal is shortlisted among other amazing goals scored last season.
Unlike other FIFA prizes, the Puskas Award combines strikes from the top names in world football to players from some of the most obscure teams.
Below is the shortlist for the FIFA Puskas Award 2021:
Luis Díaz (COL): Brazil v. Colombia [CONMEBOL Copa América] (23 June 2021)
Gauthier Hein (FRA): Chamois Niortais FC v. AJ Auxerre [Ligue 2] (10 April 2021)
Érik Lamela (ARG): Arsenal FC v. Tottenham Hotspur FC [Premier League] (14 March 2021)
Valentino Lazaro (AUT): Bayer 04 Leverkusen v. Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach [Bundesliga] (8 November 2020)
Riyad Mahrez (ALG): Zimbabwe v. Algeria [CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying] (16 November 2020)
Sandra Owusu-Ansah (GHA): Kumasi Sports Academy Ladies FC v. Supreme Ladies FC [Ghana Women’s Premier League] (8 May 2021)
Vangelis Pavlidis (GRE): Willem II v. Fortuna Sittard [Eredivisie] (16 May 2021)
Daniela Sánchez (MEX): Querétaro FC v. Atlético de San Luis [Liga MX Femenil] (16 January 2021)
Patrik Schick (CZE): Czech Republic v. Scotland [UEFA EURO 2020] (14 June 2021)
Mehdi Taremi (IRN): Chelsea FC v. FC Porto [UEFA Champions League] (13 April 2021)
Caroline Weir (SCO): Manchester City WFC v. Manchester United WFC [FA Women’s Super League] (12 February 2021)
Voting will close at midnight on December 10 2021 and FIFA will confirm the three finalists for the prize early in the new year, with the winners to be announced during an online ceremony on January 17.