Video: Al-Hadari receives Swiss praise

الإثنين، 04 مايو 2009 - 11:51

كتب : Amro Hassan

A number of Swiss newspapers gave FC Sion goalkeeper Essam Al-Hadari credit for saving his team from what seemed an imminent loss against league leaders FC Basel.

The two teams drew 2-2 on Sunday, in the game that witnessed the Egyptian guardian's first start in six Swiss league games.

Le Matin wrote that Al-Hadari's performance marked an exceptional comeback, after the 36-year-old was recently left out of the team due personal and technical reasons.

The paper dubbed the former Ahli man's display 'The Pharaoh's return', confirming that Al-Hadari prevented Basel from scoring on more than four occasions.

Le Matin concluded by wondering if Al-Hadari's brave showing will earn him a starting spot in Sion's next game.

Al-Hadari joined the Swiss side in February 2008, in an infamous transfer that saw the player leave Ahli without the Egyptian giants' consent.

Watch Basel vs. Sion game highlights