Sunil Chhetri's strike in running for 2017 AFC Cup Goal of Tournament

Bengaluru FC's Sunil Chhetri in action against Maziya S&RC during their AFC Cup game on May 31

New Delhi, November 6: India captain Sunil Chhetri's spectacular free-kick goal in Bengaluru FC's 1-0 win over Maldives' Maziya Sports and Recreation in the AFC Cup has been nominated as one of the four best goals of the tournament.

Chhetri curled past the Maziya defensive wall and the goalie to dump the ball into the net in the 57th minute of the group match at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on May 31 to send his side to the AFC Cup Inter-Zonal Semi-finals.

The three other goals nominated were -- Malaysian side Johor Darul Ta'zim player Nazmi Faiz's winner against Beoungket Angkor, Iraqi side Al Zawraa striker Mohanad Abdulraheem's strike against Al Jaish and Philippine club Ceres Negros midfielder Iain Ramsay's effort against Tampines Rovers.

The winner of the 2017 AFC Cup Goal of the Tournament will be decided by public vote on the AFC's Cup's official Facebook and Twitter accounts. Bengaluru, the losing finalists last year, beat 4.25 SC of North Korea in the Inter-Zonal Semi-finals but eventually lost to FC Istiklol of Tajikistan in the AFC Cup Inter-Zonal Final. Istiklol were beaten 0-1 by holders Air Force Club of Iraq in the AFC Cup final last week.

Story first published: Monday, November 6, 2017, 20:28 [IST]
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