Egypt draws 0-0 with Mali in AFCON 2017

Egypt’s goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shenawy (C) reacts as he walks off the pitch due to an injury during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Mali and Egypt in Port-Gentil on January 17, 2017. / AFP / Justin TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

BBC – Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary became the oldest player at an Africa Cup of Nations tournament as he kept a clean sheet in their draw against Mali.

El-Hadary turned 44 on Sunday and came on in the first half after an injury to Ahmed El-Shenawy, who collided with the post following Moussa Marega’s cross.

Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny wasted two first-half chances for Egypt, striking over and hitting an effort wide.

Osmane Coulibaly headed over from close range for Mali late on.

The results leaves Egypt second in Group D behind Ghana, who beat Uganda 1-0.

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