Qatar-based Ghanaian player wins award

Tawfiq Abdul Mumin, a Ghanaian footballer based in Qatar has emerged the Best Player in a football tournament organised by the Association of Ghanaians in Qatar, and supported by the Ghana Embassy there.

The game, dubbed: “Ambassador’s Cup 2018”, saw members from the association coming together to compete in the tournament.

In the end, twenty-year old Tawfiq, who currently plays with the Lusail City Football Club in Qatar, received the trophy from the embassy as recognition for his hard work during the game in February this year.

The Ambassador, Emmanuel Enos congratulated him and all other winners, including the winning team of the tournament.

Speaking with B&FT Weekend in an interview, excited Tawfiq Abdul Mumin expressed his gratefulness at the authorities for putting the game together, and for awarding him with a trophy.

“I felt so good for winning the award, as my hard work is paying off. It has been a long time coming and achievements like this gives me a lot of inspiration to keep working hard.”

Having played with Cheetah FC in Ghana before traveling to Qatar in 2015, Tawfiq said he aspires to play in the Ghana national team if given the opportunity, and other high-level football clubs to develop his career.

He also noted his excitement at the newly established Ghana embassy in Qatar, calling on the Ambassador and other officials to support Ghanaians living there.

The “Ambassador’s Cup 2018” football tournament formed part of activities lined up for the Sports and Culture Festival organised by the Association. Other activities were beach volleyball and tennis, Ghanaian foods and crafts exhibitions, and drumming and dancing, among other entertainment shows.