Theyab Awana, Scorer Of Outrageous Back-Heeled Penalty, Dies In Car Crash

Alan Duffy

26th, September 2011


By Alan Duffy

Theyab Awana, the UAE winger who became an internet sensation after netting a supremely cheeky back-heeled penalty kick in the UAE’s 7-2 demolition of Lebanon in July, has been killed in a car crash.

The 21-year-old was driving back to Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening after taking part in a national team training session in Al Ain when his car collided with a truck.

The talented attacker, who played his club football for Baniyas, was considered a key member of the UAE’s national side.

In memory of the young man, here is that audacious penalty once again.