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HANDBALL: Rehab Gomaa to come out of international retirement

Rehab Gomaa

Egyptian women’s player may backtrack on her decision to retire internationally, after being expelled from university.

Earlier this week professional handball player Rehab Gomaa has announced that she’ll retire internationally after being expelled from Cairo University due to missing her finals.

Rehab plays for Ponslo on loan from Vietsel in the second division of the Danish women’s handball league. The dean of Cairo University had expelled Rehab for missing her finals although he was aware that she is abroad pursuing her career in handball. Rehab had put in a request to student affairs in the college to postpone her finals and she wasn’t informed that there are other procedures she should take for the college to agree.

Upon that, the dean expelled Rehab and she didn’t learn about it until a month later. When she received the news, Rehab announced that she will retire internationally on her Facebook page. Khaled Abdel-Aziz, Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports, has took a personal interest in the matter and interfered to help solve the tussle between Rehab and the university, as his assistant Dr. Ashraf Sobhy called Rehab personally and assured her that the ministry will do all they can to solve the issue.

Later on the day of her retirement she was interviewed by TEN, an Egyptian TV channel, and Rehab said that she took her decision in a moment of anger and will rethink it once she’s accepted back in the university, or any other university in Egypt.

Youssef Wael is a massive Al Ahly and Manchester United supporter from Cairo, Egypt. One of the few Egyptians who never really wanted to have a career in football, just played it as a hobby. Wael also played squash for 7 years.

1 Comment

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  1. Nader

    May 29, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    Its fine to read news bout female sport in Egypt! Its not a crime when women do sport! 😀 btw did u know that in the history of Olympics an egyptian female never won a medal! 🙁

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