President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi honors the national squash team and women's football team on November 29, 2018 - Press photo President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi honors the national squash team and women's football team on November 29, 2018 - Press photo

Sisi bestows Order of Sports Merit on women's squash, football teams

By: MENA
Thu, Nov. 29, 2018
CAIRO - 29 November 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi honored on Thursday the national squash team for wining the world championship along with the women's football team for snatching the bronze medal in the Special Olympics Unified Cup.

The president conferred the Order of Sports Merit on the Egyptian champions, greeting them and the technical committees that were responsible for their training.

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President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi honors the national squash team and women's football team on November 29, 2018 - Press photo

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali and Youth and Sports Minister Ashraf Sobhi along with the regional president of Special Olympics and the chairman of the Egyptian Squash Association.

President Sisi hailed the achievements of the champs who contribute to promoting Egypt's standing in the regional and international sports arena, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.

3 President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi honors the national squash team and women's football team on November 29, 2018 - Press photo

The president expressed appreciation for the Egyptian athletes whom he described as role models for the youth, the spokesman added.

Sisi ordered offering all needed support for the Egyptian champions to help them make more sports achievements, Rady noted.

For their part, the Egyptian champions said that they are proud of being honored by the president, confirming that such move reflects Sisi's appreciation and care for the distinguished Egyptian athletes.

4 President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi honors the national squash team and women's football team on November 29, 2018 - Press photo
 
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