Shortlists announced for UAE Pro League Awards


The UAE Pro League (UAEPL) has announced the 24 nominees for the 2021-2022 season awards.

The winners are set to be revealed at a highly-anticipated ceremony, which will be held at Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi on August 27.

The final shortlist for the Golden Ball Award for the best Emirati player will see competition between Ismail Matar (Al Wahda), Bandar Al Ahbabi (Al Ain), and Ali Saleh (Al Wasl).

As for the Golden Ball handed to the best foreign player, the shortlist includes Soufiane Rahimi and Laba Kodjo (Al Ain), and Caio Lucas ( Sharjah).

Meanwhile the Golden Boy for the best young Emirati player list includes Harib Suhail (Shabab Al Ahli), Mohamed Abbas (Al Ain), and Sultan Adel (Ittihad Kalba).

As for the Golden boy award for the best young player (Resident/ Born in the UAE), the list includes Ousmane Camara (Sharjah), Erik Jorgens (Al Ain ), and Isam Faiz (Ajman).

The Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper will see competition between Mohamed Al Shamsi (Al Wahda), Ali Khasif (Al Jazira), and Khalid Eisa (Al Ain).

Sergiy Rebrov (Al Ain), Goran Tufegdzic (Ajman), and Olaroiu Cozmin (Sharjah) will be vying for the Leader award for the best coach.

Meanwhile, the trio Ali Mabkhout (Al Jazira), Omar Khribin (Al Wahda), and Soufiane Rahimi (Al Ain) will also be vying for the Fans’ Player of the Year.

The goal of the year award will see competition between Laba Kudjo (Al-Ain Vs. Al Wahda), and Ali Saleh (Al-Wasl Vs. Shabab Al Ahli), and Ismail Matar (Al-Wahda Vs. Al Orooba).

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