BASKETBALL: Abdel Nader arrives in Cairo to join Egypt national team

Egyptian basketball player Abdel Nader arrived in Cairo on Saturday evening to finalize paperwork and join the Egypt National Basketball team.

The Egyptian Basketball Federation announced the arrival of Abdel Nader, who is anticipated to contribute significantly to the team in upcoming competitions.

Nader previously played for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA, helping them to the NBA Finals in 2021 for the first time since 1993. He also had stints at Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder.

He is currently plying his trade at Australia’s National Basketball League side Melbourne Phoenix, having joined the team at the beginning of the current season.

The Pharaohs have recently clinched their 13th Arab Championship title, defeating Libya 87-62 in the final, and Nader is expected to strengthen the team with his NBA experience.

The Egyptian basketball team is gearing up for the Olympic qualifiers for the Paris 2024 Olympics. They are placed in Group 2 alongside Greece and the Dominican Republic. These games are scheduled to take place in July in Greece.