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Great sports personality passes away at age 68

Al-Jabri sends condolences


KUWAITI CITY, April 26: Kuwaiti, Gulf and Arab sports circles have lost great sports personality, reports Al-Jarida daily.

The late Mohamed Habib was former international volleyball referee, former chairman of the Rules of the Games Commission at the Arab Volleyball Association and Asian Volleyball Confederation.

He was also Secretary of the Commission at the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (International Volleyball Federation). He passed away at the age of 68 after a long struggle with illness. Habib was considered one of the best Kuwaiti sportsmen.

He has a distinguished record, started his career in the late 1960s and became a teacher of physical education at the Ministry of Education and finally a supervisor in the ministry.

He became an international referee in 1978, then a member of the referees’ committee for the sport at the beginning of the 1980s in the Arab Volleyball Association, then chairman of the referees committee in the GCC countries.

In 1984 he became the first Arab referee of the game and the first Arab lecturer accredited by the International Volleyball Federation and translated the rules into Arabic several times.

Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammed Al-Jabri sent his condolences to the Kuwaiti and Gulf sports families on the demise of Mohammed Habib, and offered sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.

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