Arabic sports magazine Estad Al Doha honoured Qatar international striker Meshaal Abdullah with the 2016 Footballer-of-the-Year Award at a ceremony last Sunday.
“I’m happy to win this award after Khalfan (Ibrahim) and Hassan (Al Haidous). I would like to win the Qatar Stars League before I retire,” said Meshaal.
Former Qatar and Al Gharafa captain Adel Khamis handed over the citation to the Al Ahli captain.
“Even at this age, he’s amazing. He’s a great source of inspiration,” said Adel.
Ahli President Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Thani, coach Yousef Adam, Doha Stadium Plus Editor-in-Chief Dr Ahmed Al Mohannadi and his Estad Al Doha counterpart Majed Al Khulaifi were among those who attended the function.
“Meshaal is a role model for young players. He has given tremendous service to both national team and clubs he has played for,” said Yousef.