Egyptian star’s mother and sister killed in road accident
By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor
The squash world has united to extend sympathy to Egyptian world No.7 Omar Mosaad, whose mother and sister were killed in a road accident yesterday.
Social media platforms have been full of messages from players all over the world, and the PSA have spoken for the whole squash community with a statement this morning. It reads:
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) extend their deepest condolences and sympathies to World No.7 Omar Mosaad, who yesterday lost both his mother and sister in a car accident in Egypt.
Mosaad’s mother Ahlam Ramadan was 61 while his sister, Walaa Mosaad, was 33 and mother of two young children – Tia and Youssef. The 27-year-old Mosaad will attend their funeral today, July 28, in his home town of Cairo.
“On behalf of all the players, promoters and staff associated with the PSA I would like to express my condolences to Omar on the tragic loss of his mother and sister yesterday,” said PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Omar and his family during this incredibly difficult time.”
Squash player Andy Whipp, whose company Awsome Sports provides clothing for Omar, said: “Omar is honestly one of the nicest men anyone could meet. I’ve heard him described as a ‘gentle giant’ on PSA TV, and this couldn’t be more true. He’s an imposing figure with the gentlest, nicest personality.
“This is brought about from his obvious closeness and affection toward his family. His family have all been heavily involved in his squash career, all playing a part in helping him achieve his current highest ranking of No.7 in the World. He regularly posts pictures of him and his family on social media. What a proud man he appears to be of his family.
“The sorrow he must be feeling after this terrible accident will be difficult to comprehend. All we can do is offer our deepest condolences and pray for him and his family. Peace be with you all.”
Picture by IRENA VANISOVA