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HE Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah at the annual awards night of the Asian Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur
OCA President attends AFC awards


23 Nov 2011
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The President of the Olympic Council of Asia, H. E. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, was a special guest at the annual awards night of the Asian Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Also in attendance was H.E. Sheikh Talal Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the Kuwait Football Association. Other prominent guests included the Malaysian State Governor of Pahang, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Uzbekistan midfielder Server Djeparov won the AFC’s Player of the Year award for the second time. The 29-year-old Djeparov helped Uzbekistan reach the semifinals of the 2011 Asian Cup in the team's best ever finish.

Djeparov, who also won the AFC award in 2008, joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Shabab in July after playing for FC Seoul in the Asian Champions League. Other winners included Japan's Aya Miyama for Women's Player and Qatar's Al-Sadd for Club of the Year.

Japan's men's and women's national teams were named as the best national sides, and Japan was honored as the best member association. Japan also won best men's coach through Norio Sasaki and top women's coach through Takako Tezuka. (KUNA)
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