Egypt's 44-Year-Old Goalie Has Them In The AFCON Final
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Egypt and Burkina Faso met Wednesday with a trip to the Africa Cup of Nations on the line, and the match was ultimately decided by Egypt's 44-year-old goalkeeper, Essam El-Hadary.
El-Hadary made several fine saves in open play (which ended 1-1) before saving Burkina Faso's final two penalties to win the shootout.
Age ain't nothin' but a number.
Egypt will face the winner of Cameroon vs. Ghana in the AFCON final Sunday, February 5.