CAIRO: Essam Al-Hadari s European adventure will virtually start next season, according to the former Ahly goalkeeper.
The 36-year-old could not play more than five games for Sion this term, but is looking forward to getting into action from the start of the next season.
For me, my spell with Sion starts next season, the few games I played so far were just for the purpose of adapting to the new system, he told FilGoal.com.
I hope to help the team compete for the league and cup competitions.
Hadari, who kept his first clean sheet with the Swiss club in Tuesday s 5-0 victory over Thun, is set to play his last game of the season next week against Grasshoppers.
After that, the Egypt number one returns for the African champions 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign, which starts on June 1.