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Kaikai Wins Goal Of The Season Award

12 June 2013

Crystal Palace academy star Sullay Kaikai has scooped the League Football Education Goal of the Season award. 

The 17-year-old attacker won the prize for his superb solo goal against Liverpool, back in August. 

After controlling a raking cross-field pass, Kaikai took on three Liverpool defenders before firing a right-footed shot past the keeper.

The memorable strike helped Palace claim a 3-3 draw in their first away match of the season – and now the goal has earned further recognition in the end of season contest.

Kaikai beat off stiff competition for the award from eight other stunning goals scored at academy level during the 2012/13 campaign. 

While LFE’s original poll showed that Kaikai received significant public support, a count-back highlighted voting irregularities in relation to three of the goals involved in the competition, including the original top two.

Judges made adjustments to the goals involved – leaving Kaikai as the clear winner.

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