Haveeru Sports Awards: Asadulla wins Footballer of the Year award

Asadulla Abdulla of Maaziya Sports and Recreation has won the award for Footballer of the Year 2014, at the Haveeru Sports Awards ceremony held yesterday.

With 30 goals to his name, Asadulla also won the Haveeru Sports Golden Boot. The leading goal-scorer was instrumental in winning the FA Cup for Maaziya last season.

The runner-up footballer last year was won by New Radiant’s Ali Faasir and the third place went to Ismail Essa (Messi) from Club Eagles, while the under 21 top player was won by Mohamed Irufan (Irey) of Maaziya Sports and Recreation.

Haveeru Sports title of no.1 Coach went to New Radiant Coach Mika Lönnström from Finland, and the top Referee was Shifan Abdul Raheem.

A special award was presented to Maldivian Match Commissioner Ahmed Shaahir of his numerous contributions to Maldivian football. A lifetime achievement award was presented to cricket coach Faiz Samadh, who was a former cricket player for the national team and Victory Cricket team.

In this year’s event, Ismail Sajid (Kudattey) of Police Club won the best volleyball player of the year for a third consecutive year. Under 21, best volleyball player was won by Mohamed Shaain of the same team.

No.1 female volleyball player was won by Hawwa Raashidha of Police Club. The under 21 title went to Aminath Areesha of Juvenile, Naifaru.

The winner of the Body Boarding category in the 8th Monsoon Mayhem International Surfing Challenge held in Malaysia, Ali Khushruvaan (Kuda Ayya), was awarded a special award for winning an international event - along with the winner of Taman Festival Body Boarding category, Ali Jaavid, and Ismail Miglaal (Kuda Isse), the winner of Covelong Point Classics held in India.

In last night’s event, a special award was presented to the singles women’s table tennis champion Mueena Mueen who has won the title for a 12th consecutive time. The award was also presented to Hassan Saeed, who was in the semi-finals in the men’s 100m and 200m dash in the Asian Games.