Junior Champion Nouran Gohar is eagerly anticipating the
upcoming Al-Ahram Squash Open NEWGIZA, where the world’s
leading players will compete in front of the Great Pyramid of
Giza - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - for the
first time in a decade next week
The tournament, which features an equal $100,000 prize purse in
both the Men’s and Women’s events, makes its return to the PSA
World Tour after a 15-year hiatus.
18, followed up a breakthrough 2015/16 season with victory at
the first World Series tournament of the new campaign, the Cathay
Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open, and says that
she is aiming to follow in the footsteps of Egyptian former
World #2 Ahmed Barada, who lifted the title on home soil back in
"I'm so excited, I can't wait to play in front of the
Pyramids," said World #4 Gohar.
"There’s so much motivation to play there for all Egyptian
players. It's so huge for us, Ahmed Barada was like a superhero
in Egypt and he was so well known because of this tournament. So
for us now to have that chance to play there is huge.
"I know it will be a great event and hopefully I can do well in
it in front of my home crowd."
Qualification starts on Saturday September 17th, while the main
draw gets under way two days later and sees Gohar pitted against
World #12 Nour El Tayeb - the 2011 World Junior Champion
- in round one.
The likes of World #1 Nour El Sherbini, eight-time World
Champion Nicol David and former World #1 Raneem El
Welily also feature in a world-class Women’s draw, with
Men’s World #1 Mohamed ElShorbagy, World Champs runner-up
Omar Mosaad and three-time world champion Ramy Ashour
headlining the Men’s event.