El Hadary, 46, targets 2019 Afcon


El-Hadary, 46, retired from international football last year after a record-breaking 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he became the oldest player in history at the global showpiece and the oldest ever penalty saver at 45-years-old.

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With 159 caps for The Pharoes, he was given a heroes send off but the former Al Ahly shot-stopper has now seemingly had a change of heart after they were awarded the rights to host the continental showpiece this year.

After terminating his contract with Ismaily after just six months with the club, in which he made 15 appearances and keeping six clean sheets, the veteran shot-stopper was unveiled by Nogoom FC on Monday.

"My ultimate goal is to be Egypt’s goalkeeper in the coming Africa Cup of Nations," El- Hadary said on his official Facebook page on Tuesday.

El-Hadary has represented The Red Devils, Damietta, FC Sion, Zamalek, Sudan’s Al Merreikh, Ittihad of Alexandria, Wadi Degla, Ismaily, and Saudi side Al Tawwon within his illustrious career that started back in 1993.