Essam El Hadary of Egypt prepare for the penlaty during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon SemiFinal match between Burkina Faso and Egypt at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 01 February 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Thursday Feb 23, 2017. 13:00
Egyptian top flight side Wadi Degla have placed legendary goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary on their transfer list.
The 44-year-old goalkeeper – who recently became the oldest ever player to appear at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament – has had a falling out with the club’s management after a training altercation.
KingFut reports that El-Hadary, who was initially named in Wadi Degla’s squad to face his former team Al Ahly, slapped teammate and third-choice goalkeeper Khaled Walid.
Coach Ahmed ‘Mido’ Hossam then asked El-Hadary to apologise, but the ‘keeper reportedly refused and was then ejected from the camp and slapped with a heavy fine.
The club have also transfer-listed the player, with Magdy Samy, Chairman of Wadi Degla, posting on Faceook: “Available to transfer to MLS or Scandinavian teams, Veteran goalkeeper, 44 years old, and able to play for 2 more years at top level.”