File Photo: Essam El Hadary (Photo: Ahram arabic gate)
Ismaily has fined veteran goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary EGP 500,000 and placed him on the transfer list.
The 45-year-old goalkeeper failed to attend an investigation called to explain his absence from the Dervishes' trip to Burundi to face Le Messager Ngozi in the preliminary round of the 2019 CAF Champions League last month.
"We decided to fine El-Hadary EGP 500,000 because of his absence during the trip to Burundi. He escaped from the battle and he will be fined according to the rules," Ismaily's counselor Nehad Hagag told a television programme.
"We officially informed the Egyptian Football Association about El-Hadary's absence," Hagag added.
"Ismaily also placed Essam El-Hadary on the January transfer list," he said.
The former Egypt national team goalkeeper, El-Hadary joined Ismaily last summer in a free transfer after finishing his one-season contract with Saudi outfit Al-Taawoun.
This is the third time for El-Hadary to wear the Ismaily jersey, as he played for the coastal side in seasons 2010 and 2015.
El-Hadary made history with Egypt's national team by becoming the oldest player to appear at the World Cup when he played in the game against Saudi Arabia in his team's final Group A game in Volgograd.
The El-Hadary, nicknamed 'The High Dam,' joined Degla in 2015 from Ismaily and is considered one of the best-ever keepers in Egyptian and African history, after guiding his country to three Nations Cup titles in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
The former Ahly, Zamalek and FC Sion (Switzerland) goalie was named African Keeper of the Year in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
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