El-Hadary shows well as El-Merreikh win league opener

Mahmoud Mohamed, Sunday 6 Mar 2011

Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary helped Sudanese El-Merreikh snatch their first win in the Sudanese league after a four-month suspension


Under the helm of Egyptian coach Hossam El-Badri and with participation of goalie Essam El-Hadary, El-Merreikh defeated Hilal Al-Sahel 2-1 in the Sudanese league opening game Saturday.

The 43rd and 31st  minute goals by El-Merreikh forwards Mosaab Omar and Almokadem canceled out Hilal's early goal by forward Abdullah in the 29th minute.   

The Sudanese outfit signed Ahly former coach El-Badri who asked to include El Hadary in his squad. It was the first official game for the Pharaohs’ goalkeeper after ending a four-month FIFA suspension for his illegal move to Switzerland’s FC Sion in 2008 from Egyptian giants Ahly.

The three-time African Cup of Nations (CAN) champion could make an appearance in the next Pharaohs’ game against South Africa, on 25 March, in the 2012 CAN qualifiers.

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