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Egyptian athletes pay tribute to Muhammad Ali following his death

Posted on June 4, 2016

Several Egyptian athletes paid tribute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died at the age of 74.

The three-time world heavyweight boxing champion died on Friday after battling Parkinson’s disease for about 32 years.

As athletes, celebrities and public figures from all around the world remembered the iconic boxer, a number of Egyptian athletes took to social media to offer their condolences.

and Al Ahly legend Mohamed Abou-Treika: “The death of a role model for all athletes. He presented a model for struggle, persistence and ambition and his name will be forever remembered.”

Four-time squash World Champion Amr Shabana praised the legendary boxer who proclaimed himself “The Greatest”.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Egypt striker Ahmed ‘Mido’ Hossam: “Today we lost the greatest athlete of all time. I named my eldest son, Ali, after him. The champion and the model who we will never forget.”

One of the finest athletes of all time ,true legend and a great inspiration #ripmuhammadali #greatestofalltime

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Egypt and Al Ahly legend Wael Gomaa posted an old video of a speech by Ali and wished that Allah would have mercy on him.

Former Egypt international striker Mohamed Nagy Gedo: “When he was asked what he’d do when he retired, he said ‘get myself ready to meet God’, may Allah have mercy on him.”

Zamalek official website: “Humanity lost a great champion today. Farewell Muhammad Ali.”

Former Al Ahly goalkeeper and TV presenter Ahmed Shobeir: “The boxing hero and the role model died, thank you for all what you’ve done.”

الله يرحمه 😟😟🙏

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Rip#mohamed ali clay#🙏#وفاة محمد علي كلاي قدوة كل رياضي

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Wadi Degla goalkeeper Amir Abdel-Hamid paid tribute to Ali who was idolized by millions of people around the world: “Muhammad Ali passed away. He was a role model for every athlete.”

R.I.P #goat

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الله يرحمك يا بطل اتعلمنا الاراده منك 😢😢

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posted one of Ali’s most famous quotes: “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” The Anderlecht midfielder wrote, “may Allah have mercy on you. You taught us to have willpower and determination.”


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