Africa’s best goalkeeper recently took time to send a touching tribute to one of Africa’s greatest goalkeepers of all time who recently called time on his career.
The 47-year-old Egyptian goalkeeper, Essam El Hadary recently called time on a career that spanned over two decades, having made his debut in 1996.
The former Al Ahly goalkeeper was last on the books of Nogoom FC before calling time on his decorated career.
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango paid tribute to the veteran in a touching Instagram post.
“Congratulations to arguably the best goalkeeper in Africa of all time on a happy retirement. Essam El Hadary, thanks for the inspiration and memories. You’ve earned a long & very happy retirement. A true legend in every sense of the word. Good luck to him in whatever role he ends up in,” he wrote.