One Of Egypt’s Top Players Hit With A Lifetime Ban

Youssef Hossam, one of Egypt’s top young tennis players, has been banned from tennis for his entire lifetime.

The 21-year-old Hossam has been found guilty of violating the anti-corruption code between the years of 2015 and 2019. He was found to be involved in 8 cases of match-fixing, 6 cases of facilitating gambling, and 2 cases of soliciting other players to not use their best efforts.

Three times, players have reported to authorities that Hossam was doing this, and denied any wrongdoing two out of the three times. Still, when the authorities caught him in the act, Hossam continued to deny these allegations. Due to this, the Tennis Integrity Unit has dismissed Hossam from the professional tour starting May 2020.

The former World No. 291 had already won 9 Futures titles and is one of only three players from Egypt to be ranked in the ATP Top 1000.

Not surprisingly, two years ago Hossam’s brother, Karim, also received a lifetime ban for match fixing.

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