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Egypt Qualify For 2017 AFCON Finals Thanks To 44 Yr Old Keeper "El Hadary" Heroics

 Egypt are on course for an eighth Africa Cup of Nations triumph after after beating Burkina Faso 4-3 in penalty shootout to qualify the Africa Cup of Nations final, thanks to the heroics of 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary.
While Burkina Faso had the better of the 90 minutes plus extra time, it was the Pharaohs who took the lead in the second half. Star player Mohamed Salah of Serie A side Roma struck a left footed shot that found the net on 66 minutes.
But Burkina Faso fought back and were level within eight minutes as Aristide Bance controlled a ball into the box and fired past Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El Hadary to make it 1-1.




Keeper El Hadary The Hero 






After 120 minutes of regulation and extra time, neither side could find a winner. After a goalless extra time period, penalty shootouts were the inevitable conclusion.
But after six flawless kicks from either side, Koffi brought it upon himself to take Burkina Faso's fourth. His opposite number, Essam El Hadary, saved and repeated the trick when, with Chelsea's Bertrand Traore needing to score to keep the Stallions in the game, he dove to his left and sent Egypt through.








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