Akram Afif’s sterling year was made significantly progressively remarkable when the Qatar global was named the AFC Player of the Year 2019 at the AFC Annual Awards on Monday.
Afif was tipped as a future star since his initial years that saw him play for Spanish youth groups Sevilla and Villarreal, before being called up for Qatar’s group for the 2012 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers and the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship. Not yet 20.
Afif was a piece of Qatar’s 2016 AFC U-23 Championship battle that was driven by lead trainer Felix Sanchez and the forward was again part of the squad in the accompanying version, where Qatar completed third. A changeless individual from the senior national group since 2015, Afif was instrumental in Qatar’s AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 triumph, with one objective and 10 helps.