ISL 2019-20: Bartholomew Ogbeche strike for Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin voted Fan's Goal of the Season
Kerala Blasters FC captain Bartholomew Ogbeche's thunderous strike against Chennaiyin FC in the ISL has been voted the Fan's Goal of 2019-20 season.
Kerala Blasters FC captain Bartholomew Ogbeche's thunderous strike from outside the penalty area against Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) has been voted the Fan's Goal of 2019-20 season.
A deserving winner, Ogbeche’s goal was simply incredible. Having won a freekick some 30-yards out, Mario Arques decided to pull off an intelligent routine. Instead of shooting directly at the goal, the Spanish midfielder laid the ball off for Ogbeche, who unleashed a venomous shot that flew past the Chennaiyin defenders and a hapless goalkeeper Vishal Kaith.
At that moment, Chennaiyin were already leading 1-0 and Ogbeche managed to draw level for the visitors. However, by the end of the match, it would just be a consolation as the Tuskers lost the Southern Derby 1-3.
In the return game in Kochi, Ogbeche scored a hat-trick, but even then the Blasters went down 3-6 to Chennaiyin.
The Nigerian striker, who had joined Kerala after a superb season with NorthEast, ended up as the joint top-scorer (15 goals) along with ATK FC's Roy Krishna and Chennaiyin’s Nerijus Valskis. Nevertheless, Kerala could not make it to the play-offs, finishing seventh in the 10-team competition.