Egyptian El-Hadary happy to sign for Saudi side

Egyptian El-Hadary happy to sign for Saudi side
Essam El Hadary

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Jul 14, 2017. 13:00

Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary says he is excited with his move to the Saudia Arabian side Al-Tawoun.

The Pharaohs veteran has completed his move to the Saudi league on a one-year deal.

Following his move on June 28, the keeper became the first foreign goalkeeper in the Saudi Pro League as the Saudi Football Federation had recently lifted a ban on signing foreign keepers.


It is reported that the four-time Africa Cup of Nations champion assured that he will do his best to achieve a number of goals with his new club.

The 44-year-old net minder has also praised the club’s board for signing Zamalek’s winger Mostafa Fathi on a one-year loan deal.

“I have a new challenge now with Al-Taawoun and I will aim to do my best to win this challenge,” El-Hadary said.

“I want to perform well with the club first for myself and then for those who trust me and my potentials.

“Mostafa Fathi is young, promising and talented. I am happy that he joined the club.

“I am really happy I moved to Al-Taawoun and I would like to retire here.”

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