21 Apr 2018

Early in his professional career, Omar Assar spent three years playing in Halmstad, Sweden. It was in the same town where in 2015, he made his Liebherr Men’s World Cup debut.

Now in in 2018 he returns to the Swedish east coast resort; the winner earlier in the year of the ITTF-Africa Top 16 tournament, he leads Egypt at the forthcoming Liebherr World Team Championships; play commences on Sunday 29th April.

by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF-Africa Press Officer

Moreover, as a result of his time in Halmstad, Omar Assar can expect local support and hopes that fact may lift Egypt to new heights.

“I am so happy that I will play again in Halmstad where I lived and played for the local club for three years. I am dreaming of a high position this time in Halmstad. We have a good team and I am confident we can give a good performance. Lately our young players have competed well internationally; both Khaled Assar and Mohamed El-Beiali are playing well this year. I also believe if we work together and prepare thoroughly for the matches we are going to cause a surprise in Halmstad.” Omar Assar

Now based in Germany, where he has been playing for SV Werder Bremen, Omar Assar is certainly relishing the thought of a return to Halmstad.

“I have many friends and fans in Sweden so I am looking forward to having great support in a Halmstad for me and for the Egyptian team. I believe the best way is to think step-by-step; every match has its own strategy. We need to keep fit and focused then the results will come. “ Omar Assar

In the opening stage of the Men’s Championship Division, Egypt is drawn in the same group as Germany, Hong Kong, Sweden, Romania and Slovenia.

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