Ahli chairman slams door on Al-Hadari

الأربعاء، 08 يوليه 2009 - 17:15

كتب : Omar AbdelAziz

Ahli chairman Hassan Hamdi has ruled out the possibility of re-signing Essam Al-Hadari, in the wake of the latter's recent 'come and get me' plea.

Al-Hadari issued a public apology for making an earth-shattering departure from Ahli to Sion last year, stressing on his desire to 'return home'.

However, Hamdi rejected the notion, despite admitting that the league champions are encountering problems in goal.

"The Al-Hadari case is closed. He will never return to be Ahli's goalkeeper again," Hamdi told Egyptian TV.

"He abandoned the club at a crucial time. If we allowed him to return, it will be a license for any player to leave and then come back whenever he likes.

"Yes we have problems with our goalkeepers. Amir Abdul-Hamid and Ramzi Saleh are fine goalkeepers, but they haven’t reached top level yet."

It is believed that the majority of Ahli fans are hoping to see Al-Hadari back between the posts, following the unconvincing displays of Abdul-Hamid and Saleh last term.

The 37-year-old was also tipped to join Ismaili this summer as he confirmed his exit from Sion.