Zaki Abdel Fattah, the former Egypt goalkeeper coach, launched an attack on Essam El-Hadary, the goalkeeper, because of his unethical and unprofessional behavior, he said.
“Al-Hadary announced his retirement between the two halves of the Egypt-Chile match when Bob Bradley was the coach of the team and Sharif Ekrami was the main goalkeeper, although we had a session with him two days before the match and explained the whole situation to him,” Abdel-Fattah said during his talk to On Time Sport.
He added, “Between the two scores of the media match, Majestic Abdul Hadi, we were informed that Al-Hadary announced his retirement. The player retired during the battle, and we are playing a big game in Spain and the whole world is watching it.”
He continued, “Al-Hadary performs some unethical and unprofessional behavior. Al-Hadary only sees himself and does not look at anything else, but unfortunately we are in Egypt (we are happy and do the base of Arabs and we pin his head).”
The former Egypt goalkeeper coach concluded his speech, “Unfortunately, Ahmed Mujahid was head of the national team in that match. After our return, he sat down with Al-Hadary and told him that you should back down from your decision, Ahmedullah, that Mujahid will not run in the upcoming Football Federation elections.”