Leong and Shahrazen win MVP and Top Scorer awards
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Macau’s Leong Ka Hang
and Shahrazen Said of Brunei Darussalam were named the
winners of the MVP and Top Scorer awards respectively
during the AFC Solidarity Cup Malaysia 2016 awards
ceremony at Sarawak Stadium on Tuesday.
narrowly lost to Nepal 1-0 in the final match but Leong
(pictured, centre) took home the MVP accolade after a
string of excellent performances in the competition,
having been adjudged MVP in two Group stage games and
scoring two goals - including one in the Macau's penalty
shootout win over Brunei in the semi-finals.
“This MVP award is a bonus for me and the team,” the
23-year-old told the-AFC.com. “Nepal played very well
and I think we got a great bonus having come to this
stage of this competition.
“We were not very good
in the first half and we also need to improve in terms
of speed and skills and we found it hard to defend
“After the goal by Nepal, we
lost confidence a bit. But we learned a lot from our
coach, that we must work hard no matter the playing
conditions. We lost in the final but we will come back
in the future. I believe we can be even more confident
in the future with our performance in this competition.”
Shahrazen recorded an assist and four goals that
included a brace in their 3-2 loss to Laos in the
third-place play-off. The 30-year-old striker also
netted in the Bruneians’ 4-0 win over Timor-Leste as
well as in his side's semi-final match against Macau.
Meanwhile, third-place winners Laos also bagged the
Fair Play award.
list of winners:
Third place: Laos
MVP: Leong Ka
Hang (Macau No9)
Top Scorer: Shahrazen Said (Brunei
No22 – four goals, one assist)
Fair Play: Laos
Source: The Asian Football Confederation