Egypt's El-Hadary may extend stay with Merreikh

Mahmoud Elassal, Thursday 6 Jun 2013

Essam El-Hadary considering one-year contract extension with Sudanese side Merreikh

Essam El-Hadary

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary announced on Thursday that he is considering extending his stay with Sudanese side Merreikh for another season.

The veteran Pharaohs keeper recently ended his dispute with the club after boycotting the team's training sessions for the last two months due to complications with club officials.

"I am discussing an extension to my contract with Merreikh for another season," El-Hadary was quoted as saying by Sudanese newspaper Kafrwoter on Thursday.

"I will determine my situation regarding the club's offer within the coming few days," he added.

The 40 year old missed Friday's 2-0 defeat against his former club Ahly, held in honour of club president Gamal El-Waly, 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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