Serial African football award winner Mohammed Aboutreika has won yet another continental honour, after being voted African Based Player of the Year in Accra on Thursday.
The Al Ahly and Egypt national team skipper says he is humbled by the feat - another in a long line - and expressed his happiness.
The 34 year old player got the award in slightly controversial circumstances as the emcees first named Stopilla Sunzu for it, but rectified the mix up later.
"I am happy with the prize but I don’t love the individual awards. I like the team prizes more," Abu Trieka said in the post match interview session.
"I want to thank my team, we all did well this year as Al Ahly won the prize of the best team in Africa,” he added
"This year was very tough for me and for my teammates but we tried to do our best. I now dedicate my award to our departed fans from the Port Said disaster. We will now focus on getting to Brazil and under Coach Bradley I'm sure we will be there,” the captain concluded.
The player recently became the most prolific African in the history of the Club World Cup in Japan, after scoring in Al Ahly's win against Sanfrecce. Aboutreika is currently level on four goals with Argentinean wizard Lionel Messi and Brazilian forward Denilson.