Villarreal’s latest signing Akram Afif to be first Qatari to play in La liga

Scooper One | 9th May 2016

Villarreal’s latest signing Akram Afif to be first Qatari to play in La liga

Villarreal confirmed the signing of 19-year-old Akram Afif from Al Sadd on Sunday and the striker is set make history as the first Qatari to play in Spain’s top division.

The forward who could play in the UEFA Champions League if Villarreal qualified while speaking with Qatar’s World Cup organising body in an interview said: “I hope I can be one of the best players in La Liga for Villarreal … playing in the Champions League is an objective for me

“I also hope more Qatari players can play in Europe … to learn a lot of things for the World Cup. The World Cup is in our country and it is a big chance for Qatari players.”