National coach Abdul Hamid Ibrahim seeks with the return of basketball activity through the league competitions next September, to take on a new challenge in search of his 56th star in the world of basketball, when he leads his current team, Sharjah, to compete for the title of the championship that has been absent from the treasures of the "king" since 2004.

The kick-off will be by completing the final rounds of the 2019-2020 season, which has been suspended since last March, due to precautionary measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. The coach Abdul Hamid is called "Caesar", and he began his career in 1990, when he began his career in training Al-Wahda, in a procession during which he succeeded in leading the clubs that he trained, to 55 titles locally and abroad, with Al-Wahda, Al-Wasl, Al-Nasr and Sharjah, and abroad with the Saudi Jeddah Federation, And Manama, Bahrain, and the Syrian army, as well as the technical leadership of the national teams, led by the UAE and Bahrain teams on more than one occasion.

Abdul Hamid is the only Emirati coach in the basket, who has succeeded in professionalism abroad, and put his mark strongly on the records of the championships, when he was crowned in 2001 with the title of best coach in Asia, under his leadership in that year the Jeddah Federation to win the title of the Continental Clubs Championship, in addition to being the first Emirati coach to succeed In leading one of the country's teams to the continental podiums, when he led Al Wasl to clinch bronze for Asian clubs in the 2008 edition.

In the Gulf region, in 1993 he won the first Gulf Cup title for UAE clubs with the Al Wahda team, before adding his second foreign star, led by Sharjah in 2011 to win the Arab Clubs Championship title, then winning the 2018 and 2019 Gulf titles, in an unprecedented record in the history of the tournament, where he achieved «King »11 successive victories in both editions.

Abdul Hamid Ibrahim, who last month renewed his contract with Sharjah for a new season, said: “The support that we see from the club’s management, the interest in all games and the concern for stability, whether at the level of the technical staff, or the renewal of the American professional James Taylor, lay the main pillars in the team’s endeavor to achieve Back in the language of victories and winning local titles ».

He explained to "Emirates Today": "My first goal with Sharjah is to regain winning local titles, most notably the league championship that has been absent from the club's treasuries since 2004, in light of the elements that support (the king) in achieving his ambitions, through a team that currently includes many elements of experience as it is One of the main pillars of the first team, besides the new blood that has been pumped into the team over the past two years, is the presence of six of the elements that previously represented the national youth team in the past few years.

Hand and basketball teams in Sharjah resume their training

The teams of group games at Sharjah Club (Hand and Basket) launched the day before yesterday, and at the club hall in the "Hazana" area, their return to training, in preparation for their completion next September for the last stages of the current season 2019-2020 league. The resumption of training came after reviewing the General Sports Authority’s guide on precautionary controls for the return of sports activities issued on July 23, and the club’s implementation of a comprehensive work plan to secure safety measures.

Abdul Hamid Ibrahim numbers:

■ He won 55 titles in a career with the basket that spanned 30 years.

■ The first team he trained was Al Wehdah in 1990.

■ His first foreign title was in the Gulf Championship with Al-Wehda in 1993.

■ He achieved a great achievement when he led the Saudi Federation for the Asian Clubs Title

In 2001.

He led Al-Wehdah, Sharjah, Al Wasl and Al Nasr clubs, as well as externally, Manama

Bahraini Federation, Saudi Arabia and the Syrian Army.

■ He previously trained teams in the UAE and Bahrain.

■ Won bronze for Asian clubs with Al Wasl in 2008.

■ He achieved with Sharjah the Arab Clubs Championship in 2011.

The Basketball League title has been absent from Sharjah coffers since 2004.

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