Posted on November 24, 2013

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of the Qatar Football Association (QFA), has left Doha to attend the AFC annual awards 2013.

The QFA President is accompanied by Saoud Al Mohannadi, the Secretary General at the Qatar Football Association. The Qatari duo will join members of other affiliated associations for the event set to take place May on November 26, 2013, at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. Earlier this year, AFC has announced the list of nominees for the 2013 AFC Player of the Year award on Friday.

Iran and Esteghlal ace Javad Nekonam, AFC Champions League winners Guangzhou Evergrande captain Zheng Zhi (China) and Ha Dae Sung (KoreaRepublic; FC Seoul) are in contention for the topmost AFC Player of the Year accolade.

Guangzhou Evergrande’s Brazilian import Luiz Guilherme Da Conceicao (Muriqui), who won the AFC Champions League’s Most Valuable Player and Top Goalscorer awards, will be vying with his teammate Dario Leonardo Conca (Argentina) and FC Seoul’s Motenegro ace Dejan Damjanovic for the AFC Foreign Player of the Year award.

Yuto Nagatomo (Japan; Inter Milan), Son Heung-min (KoreaRepublic; Bayer Leverkusen) and Keisuke Honda (Japan; CSKA Moscow) are in the fray for the Asian International Player of the Year honour.

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of the Qatar Football Association.

AFC Player of the Year 2013

(in alphabetical order)

Ha Dae Sung (Korea Republic and FC Seoul)

Javad Nekonam (Iran and Esteghlal)

Zheng Zhi (China and Guangzhou Evergrande)

 Asian International Player of the Year 2013

(in alphabetical order)

Keisuke Honda (Japan; CSKA Moscow)

Son Heung-min (Korea Republic; Bayer Leverkusen)

Yuto Nagatomo (Japan; Inter Milan)

 AFC Foreign Player of the Year 2013

(in alphabetical order)

Dario Leonardo Conca (Guangzhou Evergrande; Argentina)

Dejan Damjanovic (FC Seoul; Montenegro)

Luiz Guilherme Da Conceicao Silva (Guangzhou Evergrande; Brazil)

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