On December 11th, 2018, Phoenicia University’s Athletics Department invited Ismail Ahmad, the Egyptian-Lebanese professional basketball player, to visit PU and share glimpses of his professional and personal life with the students. He was interviewed by Jad Hammoud, a member of PU’s basketball team, and informed the PU community about his journey to success.
Ahmad discovered his passion towards basketball at a very early age. Even though he encountered a number of obstacles, he managed to surpass them through perseverance, and he is now an indispensable player in the Sporting Club and the Lebanese Basketball League. Currently at the age of forty-two, he emphasized the importance of taking care of one’s health and avoiding unhealthy practices in order to remain fit and at the top of the game.
Our guest concluded the interview by advising PU students to take advantage of the facilities and opportunities provided for them in order discover and develop their own passions.