Afcon: Egypt plays 44-year-old goalkeeper

Legendary Egyptian goalkeeper El-Hadary made history after he came on from the bench for the game against Mali, which ended in in a goalless draw, to earn his 148th cap after first choice goalkeeper El-Shenawy’s got injured.

He is widely regarded as one of Africa’s best-ever goalkeepers, winning the domestic league title eight times, as well as the domestic cup and African Champions League on four occasions each.

Playing in his seventh tournament, having picked up a winners’ medal in 2006, 2008 and 2010. 

El-Hadary was not fully tested, but was confidently off his line to punch the ball clear and showed good speed by sprinting out to thwart Mali forward Marega.

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