UAE star striker reaches new milestone in career
UAE star striker Omar Abdulrahman has reached another milestone in his career, this time in the virtual world
UAE star striker Omar Abdulrahman has reached another milestone in his career, this time in the virtual world with his picture emblazoned across the cover of the Middle East edition of the latest version of Pro Evolution Soccer.
The Al Ain FC midfielder, who’s featured on the front cover of the new game alongside footballing icon Neymar Jr, has also been confirmed as the game’s ambassador.
Abdulrahman commented: “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.”
The 24-year-old shot to fame at the London 2012 Olympic Games when he was the star player for the UAE national team. In 2013 he scored during the Gulf Cup of Nations final when the UAE won - he was also named player of the tournament.
He was offered the chance to join one of the world’s biggest domestic club teams, Manchester City, in 2012, but the deal broke down due to work permit and national team rank issues. The British club has recently said it remains interested in the player.
PES 2016 will launch in the Middle East on Sept. 17, and will retain the exclusive use of the AFL Champions League club competition. The game also has a larger season overview including the Master League mode and features teams from across the MENA region including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman and Qatar – as well as the UAE.