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Essam El-Hadary: Every player has only one aim: the title

Essam El-Hadary: Every player has only one aim: the title

Photo: Aminah Babirye

Egypt international goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary has revealed that the national team are in high spirits ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

El-Hadary’s heroics sent the Pharaohs to the 2017 AFCON final, as he saved two penalties against Burkina Faso in the semi-finals, denying Herve Koffi and Bertrand Traoré’s strikes.

READ: Essam El-Hadary predicted saving the final two penalties

“Since the pre-tournament preparations, we are determined to compete and win the title,” the 44-year-old said.

“Every player has only one aim: the title. We respect all the national teams and that’s our main trait.

“We are in high spirits and we love our country. God willing, the luck will be on our side against Cameroon,” he concluded.

Seven-time Africa Cup of Nations winners Egypt are set to face Cameroon, who won the title four times, in the final game of the 2017 AFCON on Sunday January 5 at 21:00 CLT.

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