S. League: Fab strike

S. League: Fab strike
Fabian Kwok (left) being interviewed.

Never mind Goal of the Season, is this the best S. League goal ever?

Or could it be Singapore's first-ever entry for Fifa's Goal of the Year?

If you have missed it, go to the Great Eastern-Yeo's S.League Facebook page or search for Fabian Kwok on YouTube.

Then, just sit back and marvel at the 25-year-old Geylang International midfielder's 32nd-minute equaliser against Albirex Niigata on Thursday night.

The White Swans may have won 4-2 - with Kwok also laying on the assist for Geylang's other goal through Ridhuan Muhd - but all the buzz has been about Kwok's magical strike.

While Albirex goalkeeper Kazuki Kishigami's clearance from Kento Fujihara's back-pass was poor, it did reach the centre circle, only to find Kwok, who reacted with a thumping first-time volley that sailed into the top-left corner.

The best part? He intended it.

"When I saw the back-pass, and my teammate (Aliff Shafaein) pressuring the goalkeeper, I expected him to clear the ball," said Kwok, whose special effort is just his second S. League goal in six years since his 2009 debut for the Courts Young Lions.

"I was inside the centre circle, so I already made my mind up to take the shot first-time. The ball fell nicely for me, so I just tried and it went in.

"I'm a defensive midfielder, so every goal is special. I've chipped the goalkeeper when I was playing for Safsa in the National Football League, but this one is obviously more special because it's in the S. League and it was on the volley."

The video clip of his phenomenal goal has since gone viral on the Internet, garnering more than 2,000 likes and 1,000 shares in total, including other Facebook pages such as SoccerHighlightsToday.

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