Al Bidda Group Chairman Sheikh Suhaim bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani and Tamimi yesterday signed the sponsorship agreement.
Speaking to journalists after signing the agreement Sheikh Suhaim Al Thani said: “It’s a sponsorship agreement with Abdulla Al Tamimi. We are proud as a Qatari company to sponsor a great Qatari player. He has a lot of potentials to become one of the greatest players in squash. We decided to do the sponsorship agreement after his great performance at the PSA Men’s World Squash Championship. We think he has a great future to represent Qatar in big tournaments in a good way. We are here to support him in his endeavours.” “The agreement is for two years,” he added.
Sheikh Suhaim was confident that Tamimi will emerge as a top player in the near future.
“I am proud of him. I have known him since he was very young. In the last couple of years, I was supporting him. But after what I saw at the tournament, he has a great potential to become one of the top players in the coming years,” he added.
The company stepped in to sponsor Tamimi so that he can represent the country and give his best on the squash courts.
“We don’t expect anything back from him, but what we need is Abdulla Al Tamimi represent Qatar in the best way possible.”
Sheikh Suhaim was delighted that ardent Qatari fans of Tamimi, like him, got to see him at the ongoing championship from close quarters.
“Most of the time, Abdulla Al Tamimi is not in Doha and is travelling for his tournaments; so you can’t watch him play live. It is only on TV. This tournament was a chance for us to see him and his performance live. So we decided after seeing his potential, his performance and how professional he is to support him. He has targeted and so when he has the support and sees people or a company that supports him to be the best, he will give his maximum,” he added.