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October 17 2021 7:09 AM ˚

Hashem Abbas aspires to win MVP award in Saudi league

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Hashem Abbas. (Photo: Jordan Basketball Federation)
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AMMAN — The first national basketball team player, Hashem Abbas, has revealed that he is looking forward to his first professional experience abroad with the Saudi club Al-Hilal.اضافة اعلان

Hashem Abbas, who helped Al-Ahli win the Jordanian basketball Cup and the Premier League last season, has joined Saudi Al-Hilal on a one-season contract.

"I think this is a good opportunity for me as a first step in my career, I am now waiting for the visa to be issued in order to travel to Saudi Arabia and join training with my new team," Abbas told Jordan News.

"I will stop studying and just have a bachelor's degree at this stage, and I hope to contribute to my new team winning the Saudi league title.

"I want to prove myself and get the MVP award. I will play alongside the giant Mohamed Al-Suwailem who won this award last season."

When asked about his choice to play in the Saudi league, he replied: "I didn't get tempting offers locally, there were formal negotiations with Al-Orthodox and some talks with Al-Wehadat, but I preferred to experience another league.”
Hashem Abbas became the third Jordanian player to leave for the Saudi league, after Freddie Ibrahim moved to the Ahli Jeddah club and Khaled Abu Abboud to the Al-Salam club.

Amin Abu Hawass and Sami bazayeh are with the Al-Shamal club in Qatar.

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