Vincent Aboubakar’s lobbed goal against Serbia for Cameroon was the best of the World Cup, according to UFC champion Francis Ngannou.
In the group stage of the tournament, Aboubakar scored a sensational lob for Cameroon in an enthralling match against Serbia and it was one of the best goals of the competition.
He was in close proximity to the goalkeeper when he attempted the audacious lob and it went high and later into the net to ensure Cameroon equalized.
Now, UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou has said it was the best of the tournament, and some of the reactions t it backed his claim.
The Cameroon-born fighter shared a video of the goal with the caption: “This goal from @aboubakarvincent is by far my best of the world cup.”
A lot of the comments shared the sentiment and Aboubakar himself was grateful for Ngannou’s endorsement, replying with “We are together,” in French.
While this wasn’t a tournament with plenty of great goals, there were some that stand in contention for Goal of the Tournament, which was won by Richarlison, for his scissor kick against Serbia.
The other contenders for the honour, according to FIFA were Kylian Mbappe’s second against Poland, Enzo Fernandez’s curler against Mexico, Neymar’s goal against Croatia and Cody Gakpo strike against Ecuador.
As for Ngannou, he is set for a return to the Octagon after spending most of 2022 in limbo following a dispute with UFC bosses.
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A contract dispute and a recovery from injury has kept him out of action, but UFC boss Dana White is optimistic of a return soon.
He told ESPN: “I think that we are heading in the right direction with Francis. There’s no doubt about it that this is where Francis should be, and Francis should finish his legacy here at the UFC. I think we’re pretty close to getting it done.”