This Lebanese Champion Is On Her Way To Gaining Global Recognition

El Sport l Annahar

Rebecca Akl is one of the best players in the history of basketball in Lebanon.

She was born in 1993 and her career in playing basketball took off in 2005 as she went winning several titles at the level of national teams and clubs.

Akl’s most prominent achievements include her winning the Arab Women’s Club Basketball Championship with Al-Riyadi Club and the Arab Clubs Basketball Championship with the national team.

Last August, she won two awards for the best player and the best distributor in a Championship that the national team won, the West Asian Basketball Championship.

This Lebanese basketball star was just chosen to be the ambassador of We Are The Hope to the world.

From an initiative made by the Lebanese sports activist Michel Bou Abdo, We Are The Hope will support Akl in her professional career.

This will help the star to gain global recognition that started last year with her entering the Esperides Kallitheas Club in Greece, which is one of the best European basketball clubs.

This cooperation between Rebecca, We Are The Hope, and Michel Bou Abdo will include organizing camps and training courses for the youth.

That endeavor aims to contribute to building physical awareness to the new generations and a promising future for women’s basketball league in Lebanon.

We Are The Hope project has supported many Lebanese champions to make great achievements. The most recent is the Lebanese world champion in Judo, Elias Nassif, on his way to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

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