Football Soccer - African Cup of Nations - Semi Finals - Burkina Faso v Egypt- Stade de l'Amitie - Libreville, Gabon - 1/2/17 Egypt's Essam El-Hadary celebrates their first goal Reuters / Mike Hutchings Livepic
CAIRO - 26 November 2018: Ismaily announced on Monday that they will not stand against their goalkeeperEssamel-Hadary's desire to leave the club.
The illness of Hadary's mother forced him to miss the team's trip to Burundi to face Le Messager FC de Ngozi at the CAF Champions League preliminary round.
"Hadary is an outstanding goalkeeper and he has his reasons to leave the club; we do not have a problem with his decision as long as we sign another goalkeeper," a source linked to Ismaily told Kooora.
Hadary joined Ismaily last summer and since then he has been the club's starting goalkeeper but the team's poor results at the league werethe main reason behind his decision to leave the club.
The source added: "We arenegotiatingwith many goalkeepers to sign one of them at the winter market."
Hadary, 46, is the historic goalkeeper of Egypt's national team.He became the oldest player to participate atthe FIFA World Cup when he took part in Egypt's 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s last World Cup game.