Omar Abdulrahman has never shone away from the big stage, and when the pressure is on, the UAE starlet is a model of consistency for club and country.
The Al Ain midfielder proved his class yet again on Tuesday when his late goal inspired UAE to victory over Timor-Leste in the opening World Cup 2018 qualifying game in Malaysia.
With ten minutes remaining in a dour contest, Omar unleashed a powerful effort from 25-yards-out to earn Mahdi Ali’s men all three points.
— Ahdaaf (@ahdaafme) June 16, 2015
Due to the extent of this goal which gets UAE’s qualifying campaign off to a flying start, Omar is our Sport360 Hero of the Week.
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It’s an academic year that Ben Bracciano and Chantell Jazs will not want to forget after they received ‘GEMS WSO & Sport360 Sports Personality of the Year’ awards.
The GEMS Wellington Academy (Silicon Oasis) students claimed the top awards at the school’s end of the season ceremony for not only excelling in their sports but also going beyond by helping their fellow peers.
Abu Dhabi’s promising cricketers Yodhin Punja and Justin D’souza were awarded the Zayed Academy-Sussex Cricket Club scholarships and will travel to England in August for a one week training camp. Yodhin and Justin will get to hone their skills with Sussex coaches, led by their performance manager Keith Greenfield.