- Ⅶ Cairo – sports statement
Date: November 19, 2018
The Board of Directors of the Arab Basketball Federation recently held a meeting in Cairo under the chairmanship of Maj. Gen. Ismail Al Gergawi and had important decisions, notably the escalation of UAE board member Nada Askar Al Naqbi to the position of vice president and selection of Dr. Fayrouz Deih from Algeria to the Board of Directors. The Council also decided to apply three thousand dollars in financial penalties against the Moroccan University of Basketball for not participating in the last men's championship, despite the confirmation of participation and the application of the same penalty to the Libyan Union, due to the apology of Libya's victory in Beirut and The Council adopted a memorandum to increase their financial resources by signing fines for players and technical bodies by making technical errors during matches, $ 50 for the first offense, $ 75 for the second and $ 100 for the third and increasing the registration fees for foreign players from $ 200 to $ 500.
Al-Gergawi and Secretary-General General Abdullah Shalabi have decided to appoint the secretary-general to determine the venues for next year's championships, hosted by Al Ittihad Club of Alexandria, the champions of the last edition held in Beirut last month and the women's clubs , organized by Meknes of Morocco. While Tunisia has applied to host the men's championship that won the green Saudi title last Friday, the Egyptian Federation also submitted a request to host the youth and women's championship, and the women's championship teams, made no union to host and leave the matter to the President Union and the Secretary General to decide on the matter.
Thanks to the Egyptian Union
Major General Ismail Gergawi thanked the Egyptian Union led by Dr. Magdy Abu Farikha for organizing most of the Arab tournaments in the last two years and thanked the General Secretariat of the Arab Union led by Abdulla Shalabi for the activities and programs of the Federation in his time, of courses of coaches and referees. Al-Gergawi discussed the reluctance of some federations and clubs to say that the Arab Federation is suffering from the shortage of several countries, noting that the last men's championship was very disputed, although our ambitions were the participation of at least 10 teams.
Welcome and congratulations
On the fringes of the meeting, Ismail al-Gergawi welcomed the participation of Ibrahim Habash, President of the Palestinian Federation, to the member countries of the Arab Union and congratulated the Tunisian federation for World Cup qualification and wished the Egyptian, Lebanese and Jordanian teams to arrive finals for the Asian and African qualifiers.