Egypt's El-Hadary to rejoin Merreikh after apology: report

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Saturday 1 Jun 2013

Pharaohs keeper El-Hadary will return to Merreikh training sessions after apologising for recent problems

Essam El-Hadary
Egypt's goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary ended his dispute with Sudan's Merreikh and will be available for the club's upcoming training camp in London.

The Pharaohs veteran keeper boycotted the Sudanese giants' training sessions for the last two months after complications with club officials.

The 40-year-old goalie said he would take legal action against the club for not getting his dues, while the club’s board assured that they give him all due benefits.

"The matter is settled after the meeting between El-Hadary and Merreikh's former president, Gamal El-Waly, late on Friday," Sudanese online newspaper Cover reported Saturday.

"The player has apologised for his recent escalation against the club, insisting that he will be ready to resume his activities with the team in the 10-day London training camp for the second round of the domestic league ," added the newspaper.

El-Hadary missed Merreikh's 2-0 defeat against former club Ahly in honour of Gamal El-Waly Friday, as the technical staff opted to avoid a confrontation between him and the club's angry fans.

The former Ahly, Ismaily and FC Sion keeper, who is widely considered Egypt’s best-ever goalkeeper, joined Merreikh in 2011 after a short stint with Cairo giants Zamalek.

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