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Egypt’s former world squash champ switches allegiance to England

8th Jul 2022
Egypt’s former world squash champ switches allegiance to England

Squash

Former world squash champion Mohamed ElShorbagy is at the centre of a heated debate in his home country, Egypt, after he announced he was switching allegiance to England in a move that has brought both widespread sympathy and harsh criticism.

England Squash, the national governing body for squash, announced on June 8 that the 31-year-old ElShorbagy, who had won more than 40 tournaments for Egypt throughout his 15-year sports career, has switched allegiance to England with immediate effect.

The athlete said the “difficult” decision stemmed from the lack of support he found in Egypt, and from choosing a path that would enable him to advance his sports career.

“The older you get, the more you need a team behind you. You need a doctor and a special coach in every tournament. These things were not available to me before,” he said.

“I need support at this time in my career. England came to give me all I needed,” ElShorbagy told BBC Arabic.

“I love my country, Egypt. The toughest thing regarding my decision is the young players who look up to me,” ElShorgaby added.

Meanwhile, Egyptian Squash Association President Assem Khalifa implied that ElShorbagy had planned this move for a while, saying that the England-based player had refused to take part in a number of tournaments on behalf of Egypt and that the association had provided him with backing.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

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Football

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