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By Chineze Ogugua

Daniel Amokachi’s goal against Greece in stoppage time at the 1994 World Cup has been nominated by FIFA for the favorite ever goal scored in a World Cup tournament.

Daniel Amokachi

‘The Bull’ as he is fondly called made the shortlist alongside Michael Owen, Diego Maradona and Pele.

The former Super Eagles star unleashed a 25-yard shot against Bulgaria after he had beaten two defenders. However, his goal will face stiff competition from Michael Owen’s solo effort against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup.

The nominees are Brazilian legend Pele, Diego Maradona, Saeed Al-Owairan, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Ronaldinho, Tim Cahill, Carlos Alberto, Diego Forlan, Roberto Baggio, Socrates, Philipp Lahm, Manuel Negrete, Dennis Bergkamp, Gheorghe Hagi, Joe Cole, James Rodríguez, Lothar Matthäus and Robin van Persie.

Fans are to place their votes on the official FIFA World Cup Facebook page.

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