12:29 PM | Wednesday October 13, 2021

Essam El-Hadary and Mohamed El-Shennawy

Football Association officials commented on the fate of Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary, after the incident of the Pharaohs goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy’s reaction to him during his replacement for an injury and the landing of Mohamed Abu Jabal, in his place, during the Libya match that was held the day before yesterday, Monday, in the fourth round of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. And ended with the victory of the Pharaohs by three goals without a response.

An official source within the Football Association said in statements to Al-Watan Sport: “Issam Al-Hadary continues in his position, and there is no intention within the tripartite committee headed by Ahmed Mujahid to dismiss him in response to the Al-Shennawi incident, and what is reported about the tension in their relationship is unfounded.”

The source added, “Al-Hadary was a great goalkeeper and wrote a long history with the Egyptian national team, and he is currently seeking to achieve unprecedented successes in his current position, and this will only be achieved through the brilliance of the Pharaohs’ guards, led by Mohamed El-Shennawy.”

Football Association: El-Shennawy is jealous of his name and refuses to leave the stadium

Mohamed El-Shennawy was angry after he was injured in front of Libya

And the source continued, “Mohamed El-Shennawy’s excitement is normal, because he is a jealous person for his name and loves to participate and be on the field always, and he did not calculate that he was injured and left the Libya match, and Essam El-Hadary puts all this in his mind and deals with El-Shenawy as his younger brother, with evidence that he was not angry. From his reaction to him at the time of his replacement in the meeting.”

El-Hadary did not complain about Queiroz’s interference in his work

And about El-Hadary’s desire to leave the technical staff of the Egyptian national team, and his complaint about the interventions of the Portuguese coach Queiroz, coach of the Pharaohs in his work, the source stressed that this talk is unfounded, and the foreign coach distributed competencies and tasks to all members of the assistant staff, including El-Hadary.

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