CAIRO: Essam Al-Hadari said he has become the happiest man in the world after he patched things up with Ahly fans, following the recently-concluded Confederations Cup.
Despite conceding eight goals in three games, the 36-year-old enjoyed a fine campaign with Egypt in South Africa last month.
Al-Hadari explained how the support he got from the Red Devils fans, who represent a great deal of the Egypt fan base, has boosted his morals.
I felt like the happiest man in the world after I saw the reaction of Ahly fans to my performances in the Confederations Cup, the Egypt number one told FilGoal.com.
They wholeheartedly supported me during and after the competition and I really appreciate it. Their support will be vital for me in the next stage.
For me, this is more important than if I had been voted the best goalkeeper in the tournament.
Al-Hadari indicated that he is ready to rejoin Ahly, amid reports suggesting that the Egyptian champions are pondering the move.
I am under Ahly s command and I m ready to return at anytime without any conditions, he said.
I was delighted to learn that the majority of Ahly fans want me back and it s up to the club s board to recall me.
Al-Hadari s notorious departure to Sion in February 2008 triggered a state of dismay among Ahly s fans and board alike.
The veteran goalie, who is set to leave Sion, offered a public apology, though after a turbulent season with the Swiss side.
He was strongly tipped to join Ismaili this summer as the Dervishes chairman Nasr Aboul-Hassan has confirmed the move on more than one occasion.
However, after his fresh plea to Ahly, Al-Hadari s return switch to the Reds arch-rivals remains doubtful.