El-Hadary skipped Egypt’s revolution, says El-Merreikh’s official

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 28 Jun 2011

Egypt and El-Merreikh goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary didn’t learn from the 25th January revolution that ousted former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak

Essam El-Hadary

Sudan’s El-Merreikh football committee president Abdallah Hassan Eissa has vented his anger about the Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary's recent announcemnt of departure.

“I didn’t expect these declarations from an experienced player like El-Hadary, who apparently hasn't learned from the recent revolution that changed a lot of principles and behaviours in his country,” Eissa was quoted as saying by Sudanese newspaper Al Sada on Tuesday.

The Pharaohs goalkeeper recently announced that he will leave El-Merreikh this summer, revealing that English second-division team, Leicester City, and several other clubs are eyeing his services.

“He didn’t respect us with his arrogant and worthless declarations," said Eissa. 

“El-Hadary is only lodging a media campaign to put pressure in the club but he must know that we have the upper hand in determining his future not him,” Eisaa concluded.

The 38-year-old guard signed a three-year contract with Al-Merreikh last January after ending a brief and unsuccessful spell with Cairo giants Zamalek.

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