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Squash world mourns Hany Hamouda

Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
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Hany Hamouda pictured with Nour El Sherbini after her victory in the 2016 World Championship (picture from social media)

Squash world mourns Hany Hamouda
By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor

The squash world, and especially the Egyptian community, is mourning the death of Squash Federation of Africa President Hany Hamouda, who sadly lost his battle with Covid-19 earlier today at the age of 64.

Hany, from Egypt, was an Executive Committee member of the World Squash Federation and had served as the President of the Squash Federation of Africa since 2013. Hany also served on the board of the Egyptian Squash Federation at the time of his passing.

Hany leaves behind his wife, Dr. Manal Elhakim, and two daughters, Alia and Gayda.

“Hany’s death leaves behind a huge void in the squash community, in which he was greatly respected and loved for his friendship, integrity and generosity,” said WSF President Zena Wooldridge.

“Hany served WSF and his region with distinction. The contributions he has made to squash in Africa and Egypt in particular will live on forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, who must be heartbroken.” 

PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough. added: “We were all very sad to hear of Hany’s passing.

“Hany played a big part in the growth of squash both in Egypt and the Africa region and his presence in the sport will be sorely missed. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to his family from everyone here at the PSA.”

 

Picture from social media

 

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