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Issam El-Hadary on the engagement of his daughter "Shadwa": I felt that I was her friend, not her father

Essam El-Hadary, the legendary goalkeeper of the Egyptian football and coach of the guards of the Ceramica team, thanked the Egyptian football stars from Al-Ahly, Zamalek and the rest of the clubs, and men of society, politics and art, for attending the engagement ceremony of his daughter Shadawi, yesterday, five, in a Cairo hotel, on businessman Omar Tariq El-Ezaby.

Al-Hadary said in exclusive statements to the seventh day: “There was confusion yesterday in some locations that the ceremony was a wedding, while it was an engagement. We were honored by the presence of a large number of stars of art and society, and my friends, current and former football players and stars.”

Al-Hadari explained: "I did not feel that I was the father of the bride yesterday. I raised my daughters that I am their friend and not their father. The distance between us has no barriers. We all live on frankness and openness. Happy with the party and grateful to everyone who honored us."

The High Dam, Essam El-Hadary, goalkeeper of Al-Ahly, Zamalek and the former national team, celebrated the engagement of his daughter Shadwa in a ceremony that is currently being held in one of the major hotels in Cairo, in the presence of the families of the newlyweds and a number of Egyptian football stars and art stars.

Essam El-Hadary greeted his fans, through his personal page on the social networking site “Facebook”, where he wrote: “Words are unable to thank you and my tongue cannot describe my joy in sharing with me our joy in the engagement ceremony of my daughter Shadwa and my dear beloved Omar Tariq Al-Azab, God makes all your days and I thank those who Attend, and those who did not attend, your children will all attend.”

The engagement ceremony of Essam El-Hadary’s daughter, one of the sports stars, was attended by Al-Amri Farouk, a member of Al-Ahly’s board of directors, Sayed Abdel Hafeez, Al-Ahly’s director of football, Ahmed Suleiman, the former goalkeeper coach for the Egyptian national team, Khaled Bebo, Amir Abdel Hamid, Amr Al-Soliya, Osama Hosni, Wael Riad, and Mahmoud Alaa and Mahmoud Jensh duet Zamalek.