Bogor: Abdulrasheed Umaru’s seven goals saw the Qatar ace finish as top scorer at the AFC U-19 Championship Indonesia 2018 which concluded on Sunday.
The 19-year-old striker found the net in four of his country’s five games at the tournament, including a hat-trick against Indonesia during Qatar’s remarkable 6-5 group stage victory.
“I really want to thank my teammates,” he told the-AFC.com after helping guide the West Asians to the semi-finals before they were beaten by eventual runners-up Korea Republic.
“Every goal I scored was because of their hard work, so I must give them a lot of credit.
“I still don’t really believe we lost in the semi-finals, but I am really glad we got that far. I truly hope that everyone in Qatar is happy with us and our effort in this tournament.
“Ultimately, there were better teams than us, however we did everything we could. I am sure I will learn from this experience.”
Umaru’s teammate, Hashim Ali, finished tied for second place with losing finalist Jeon Se-jin after both players bagged five goals apiece.