Saudi Arabia’s legendary footballer Majed Abdullah has been appointed as national team manager by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation.
In a statement, Turki al-Sheikh, chairman of the General Authority for Sport, said that the appointment of Saudi Arabia’s historic top goal scorer in charge was because Saudi Arabia must go with all its strength to Russia to achieve aspirations.
The 58-year-old has been honored as one of the top international scorers in the world with 115 goals. He won Asian Footballer of the Year three times in 1984, 1985, and 1986. He won the AFC Asian Cup twice in 1984 and 1988.
Saudi Arabia, along with South Korea, has earned the automatic qualifying slot of third-round Group B to 2018 World Cup in Russia.