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El-Hadary, FC Sion agree to pay fine to Ahly on 16 April

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary, Swiss side Sion and Sudan’s Al-Merreikh will pay the $796,500 fine to Ahly on 16 April for El-Hadary's 2008 contract violation

Mahmoud Mohamed , Wednesday 13 Apr 2011
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Egypt goalie Essam El-Hadary set to pay his fine to Ahly on 16 April
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Sudan’s Al-Merreikh and goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary have reached an agreement with Switzerland’s FC Sion to pay the $796,500 fine to Ahly on 16 April to avoid facing further sanctions by world football governing body FIFA.

The hefty fine was imposed on El-Hadary after he violated his contract with Ahly to join Sion in 2008. He also served a four-month ban.

Al-Merreikh and their current keeper El-Hadary will pay $320,000 while the Swiss outfit will pay the rest to Cairo giants Ahly, the Egypt goalie said on his website Wednesday.  

The 38-year old keeper moved to Al-Merreikh in the January transfer window after ending a brief and unsuccessful spell at Zamalek.

He made his first official appearance with Al-Merreikh on 7 March in the Sudanese league after ending his suspension.

FIFA threatened to ban him again if he failed to pay the fine to Ahly.

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