Winner of the 2010 Glo-CAF Best African-Based Player of the Year award, Egypt’s captain Ahmed Hassan says the recompense goes to the Pharaohs and Egypt as a nation, for contributing to his career’s success.
Speaking to Afrik-Foot moments after the awards night in Cairo on Monday, the 35-year-old Al Ahly midfielder who’s currently sidelined by his club, said he had known difficult times across his career and he considers himself as a lucky player.
“I thank God for this award. I have had a very long road, full of difficulties in my football career, but I can consider myself a lucky one,” he said.
“I have always worked hard to reach the top and getting here this far, I would like to thank my club and national team mates and the staff. This is our victory, a prize for all of Egypt.”
Hassan has participated in four African Cup of Nations -1998, 2006, 2008 and in 2010, where he was named the Most Valuable Player.