Akram Afif, Saki Kumagai win Asian player of the year awards
The Asian Football Confederation announced the winners Monday at an awards gala in Hong Kong.
Afif helped Qatar win the 2019 Asian Cup title, and Doha-based club Al Sadd win the national title and reach the Asian Champions League semifinals. Al Sadd will play in the Club World Cup starting next week in Qatar.
Coaching awards were won by Chung Jung-yong of South Korea’s Under-20 team, and by Japan’s women’s coach Asako Takakura.