Mohsen Medhat Warda to Be Inducted into FIBA Hall of FameBasketball
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When one exerts strenuous efforts to achieve something great, it is always important, or at least pleasant, when these labours are recognised; even a simple pat on the back would suffice. The power of appreciation and recognition is truly underrated. That is why we were thrilled to hear that a certain well-deserved Egyptian figure is going to be honoured and inducted tomorrow, on the 30th of August, into the International Basketball Association (FIBA) Hall of Fame. That role model is the retired 63-year-old Egyptian basketball player, Mohsen Medhat Warda.
According to the FIBA official website, Warda is one of eight former players who will be enshrined in to the Hall of Fame, alongside Margo Dydek (Poland), Atanas Golomeev (Bulgaria), Alonzo Mourning (United States), Fabricio Oberto (Argentina), and many others who have been selected from a list of more than 150 candidates.
For those who don’t know this legend, Ahram Online shared some amazing biographical data about Mohsen Medhat Warda. He is Alexandria-born and started his professional career in 1973 with Ittihad of Alexandria club when he was 17-years-old, making his debut in Egypt’s senior national team within a year. He led his club to six Egyptian league trophies from 1982 to 1987, played in the Olympics twice; once in 1976 at the Montreal Games, and another time in the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. It was then that Warda earned African Player of the Year in 1984. Finally, according to KingFut, his list of awards includes two trophies, two silver medals, and two bronze medals at various AfroBasket championships.
Based on his background story, we can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honour than Mohsen Warda.