Is Mohamed Gharib heading back to Fiji?

Mohamed Gharib is renowned for his development working table tennis. (Photo courtesy of Mohamed Gharib and ITTF World)

Former Fiji Table Tennis Association coach Mohamed Gharib could soon be heading back to Fiji on a long term basis.

Speaking with The Fiji Times, President of the Fiji Table Tennis Association Anthony Ho was hopeful about the possible return of Gharib.

“If things go well and we can source out extra funding for next year then we could get him back to coach Fiji for a longer period of time,” said Ho.

Gharib, who for a time was a National coach for Fiji, will be shortly returning to the country to run a national training camp. He brings with him a wealth of experience.

“He is one of the highly regarded coaches in Africa and we know that Africa is one of the continents that has very good players at the world level right now.  Gharib has worked with players from many countries including Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Tunisia and from his own country Egypt which is one of the top countries in the world.”

Ghraib is a mainstay of the ITTF Development Programme, prominent name, having conducted multiple Olympic Solidarity courses. He specialises in developing national sporting structures, and could be a key figure in continuing the growth of table tennis in Fiji.