For more than 40 years, Mr Hany Hamouda has given all his energy, love and care to our sport and has carried the Egyptian Flag high and proud all over the world.
Aged 64, An Egyptian Squash Federation board member since 2008, President of the African Federation since 2013, he was also Vice-President of the Egyptian Squash Federation.
He passed away today, 15th January, after a week in intensive care after contracting COVID-19, and will be buried tomorrow 16th January, after prayer.
Hany leaves behind his wife, Dr. Manal Elhakim, and two daughters, Alia and Gayda.
The World Squash Federation (WSF) saluted Hany Hamouda’s impact on our sport.
“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.”
WSF CEO, Mr William Louis-Marie said “Since I have joined the WSF, I have been fortunate to work with Hany, a passionate of our sport who has always been there to provide guidance. I will always remember his good spirit and our endless discussions on the future of squash in Africa, a continent which has always been close to his heart. He will continue to inspire us all.”
Mr Andrew Shelley, former England Squash executive director, WISPA CEO and more recently former WSF CEO, expressed his sadness after hearing the news.
‘Hany was a leader of squash in Egypt and Africa (President, African Federation). A lovely, kind man who I first met in 1980 is a huge loss to our world.