Al Ain and UAE star Omar Abdulrahman has been confirmed as ambassador and front cover star for the Middle East edition of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES 2016), the latest edition of the football game produced by Konami.
Abdulrahman will appear alongside Barcelona’s Neymar and becomes the first Arab player to grace the game’s cover. This year’s offering will be released across Egypt, the GCC and Levant countries on 17th September, with a 20th anniversary edition also available.
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“I have played Pro Evolution Soccer since I was a child. Growing up, I never imagined that I would be on the cover one day, so I am excited to be featured on it in this year’s edition and I can’t wait to see the game in action this September,” said Abdulrahman.
This year’s game will also exclusively retain its use of the AFC Champions League club competition, a further treat for gamers in Asia.
It allows KONAMI to feature the AFC Champions League club competition within its many options, as an individual mode or part of the larger season overview upon qualification, including the iconic Master League mode.
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Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE all have teams featured in PES 2016.
Adam Bhatti, Brand Manager for PES added: “We couldn’t be happier with the addition of Omar Abdulrahman facing the front of PES 2016 for the Middle East region.
“Omar has been a massive success at the Al Ain football club and has a huge fan base across the region. Omar’s amazing skills on the pitch in real life inspire our gameplay design and emulate the PES 2016 experience, and we are confident will help to raise the game’s profile in the Middle East.”
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