Doha, Qatar: Qatar's No.1 squash player Abdulla Al Tamimi got another huge boost to his career on Thursday as Sheikh Suhaim bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani’s Al Bidda Group signed a two-year sponsorship agreement with him.
Speaking to media after signing the deal Sheikh Suhaim Al Thani said: "We are proud as a Qatari company to sponsor a great Qatari player. He has a lot of potential to become one of the greatest players. We decided to do the sponsorship agreement after his great performance at the PSA Men’s World Squash Championship. We think he has a great future to represent Qatar in big tournaments in a good way. We are here to support him in his endeavours.”
Al Tamimi had a fantastic outing at the ongoing PSA Men's World Championship in Doha where he defeated 15th seed Gregoire Marche and world number 28 Mathieu Castagnet before going down to Egyptian world number 3 Tarek Momen after a tough fight.
The Aspire Academy graduate said the partnership would give him extra motivation.
“I am really pleased signing today with Sheikh Suhaim and Al Bidda Group. And hopefully, it will continue for many many years InshaAllah,” Al Tamimi said.
“My priority is to do my job for this country, make everyone proud, because the country has done a lot for me since I was young, especially with Aspire Academy and Qatar Squash Federation as well. So to have Qatari companies and Qatari people supporting is always a good thing,” he added.
“It always gives that extra motivation. When there are tournaments you want to play, while applying you know you will get the support you need, and as an athlete you always look at that, no matter how much you love the sport, and how much you are doing things for yourself.
“For me I just love the support. I just love that the people, the royal family, they are watching their son, brother. Sometimes it puts you under pressure, but this time I was enjoying, and that’s when I perform my best.”