Japan and Olympique Lyonnais star Saki Kumagai (left) wins AFC women's player of the year and poses with Al Sadd SC coach Xavi Hernandez, who receives the men's player of the year award on behalf of Akram Afif. Photo: AFP

AFC star Saki Kumagai has brought World Cup and Champions League winning mentality to Asian women’s football

  • World Cup and Champions League winner Kumagai encouraged by women’s football development in the region
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Topic |   Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

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Japan and Olympique Lyonnais star Saki Kumagai (left) wins AFC women's player of the year and poses with Al Sadd SC coach Xavi Hernandez, who receives the men's player of the year award on behalf of Akram Afif. Photo: AFP
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Andrew McNicol

Andrew McNicol

Andrew McNicol is a sports writer with a particular interest in football, rugby and mixed martial arts. He also enjoys covering local athletes and niche sports in the region. He first joined the Post as a sub-editor for Young Post before moving to the Sport desk.