Young Omar Fuqaha makes waves in Palestine
Ramallah, Palestine, February 3, 2014 – As the
Palestine Premier League came to a close on Sunday, the local volleyball scene
was abuzz with everyone talking about 25 year old player Omar Fuqaha.
Omar has a bright future in the sport of volleyball and has received many offers to play on teams in other Gulf countries |
Fuqaha, who currently plays for Singel Club was
instrumental in helping his team to their 3-2 (25-21, 25-23, 19-25, 23-25,
15-12) win against Jayyous on Sunday. The Jayyous team is currently champion of
the 2013/2014 Premier League with Singel ranked second.
The 25 year old player, who is also plays for the Palestine national team,
scored 60 percent of the points for the winning side. At 190cm, Fuqaha has a
serving speed of 110 miles an hour and has quickly gained recognition for his
blocking techniques. Over the past two years, Fuqaha has played five international
matches and ten international beach volleyball matches in Indonesia, Qatar,
Jordan and Egypt.
Off court, Fuqaha has won the respect of his peers
and entourage for his strong work and moral ethics.
The Palestine Federation will award Omar the best
spiker and server awards.
Over 1,500 fans attended the two hour long match
with many members of the National Volleyball Federation, the National Olympic
Committee, government and other sporting organisations in attendance.