At 29, Mohamed El-Beiali has established himself as integral member of the Egyptian national team and his performance against one of Africa’s finest stars, Aruna Quadri during the 2015 African Championships in Cairo gave him prominence globally.

Mohamed El-Beiali who plies his trade in the Belgian top league with P. W. Diest is not giving up of playing at the prestigious ITTF World Cup.

Having played in the Turkish league last season, Mohamed El-Beiali decided to pitch his tent with Belgian side in order to attend more ITTF World Tours across Europe.

“I now play for P.W Diest in the Belgian league and I hope I can replicate what I achieved in the Turkey by winning the league last season this season with the Belgian club. Table tennis has given me a lot of experience in life and this sport for me is making everything possible for me,” he said.

The Egyptian star is excited with the standard of the sport in Africa, which he believes would continue to improve. “Table tennis in Africa now, I think has improved a lot because we have two of the world’s best – Aruna Quadri and Omar Assar among the top 40 in the world. Apart from their quality their fame has made the game popular in Africa,” he added.

Despite playing second fiddle to the likes of Omar Assar and Aruna Quadri at continental level, Mohamed El-Beiali is not giving up of his dream. “My dream and goal is to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan and also help my national team to finish well at the 2018 World Team Championships in Sweden. I believe we can make it to the championship division next year. I am also particular about winning the Africa Cup to be able to represent Africa at the ITTF World Cup,” Mohamed El-Beiali said.

Knowing what it takes to play at higher level, Mohamed El-Beiali is planning to attend ITTF World Tours across Europe with the intention of making it to the top 100 by the end of the year.

“By the end of the year, I want to be among the top 100 in the world and I will continue to play until table tennis gives me all it has. But my target for 2018 is to win the sole slot for the ITTF World Cup in 2018,” the Belgium based star said.