Glittering QFA Awards ceremony marks end of season

DOHA: In the presence of President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, Qatar Football Association (QFA) on Saturday marked the end of the season with a glittering ceremony where Al Rayyan star Rodrigo Tabata emerged as the Player of the Year.

Thanks largely to Tabata’s form, Al Rayyan swept all before them to win the QSL title ahead of El Jaish, Al Sadd and Lekhwiya – the top four teams in Qatar this season.

Other winners on Saturday at Qatar National Convention Centre included Jorge Fossati who bagged the ‘Coach of the Year’ award.

Al Sadd’s Abdulkareem Hassan was adjudged the “best Young Player of the Year’.

El Jaish’s Abdulrazzaq Hamadallah picked up the ‘top Scorer’ award along with Tabata. Both players scored 21 goals in the season.

Qatari international Meshal Abdullah of Al Ahli won QR 102,000 for his 102 career goals, a tally that he reached this season.

 El Jaish won the award for “Best Club’.