AFCON 2017: Egypt through to final after Essam El-Hadary heroicsUpdated 1431 GMT (2231 HKT) February 3, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Veteran keeper stars in shootoutEgypt's 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary was his country's hero Wednesday, saving two Burkina Faso penalties to send the Pharaohs through to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final. Hide Caption 1 of 9 Photos: Veteran keeper stars in shootoutBurkina Faso's fans went into the match with confidence, as the Stallions had won their previous semifinal clash in 2013.Hide Caption 2 of 9 Photos: Veteran keeper stars in shootoutBut Mohamed Salah gave Egypt the lead just after the hour mark, curling a brilliant effort into the top corner.Hide Caption 3 of 9 Photos: Veteran keeper stars in shootoutHowever, it wasn't long before Burkina Faso leveled. Aristide Bance brought the ball down on his chest brilliantly and volleyed past El-Hadary.Hide Caption 4 of 9 Photos: Veteran keeper stars in shootoutIt was the first goal the veteran stopper had conceded in over 10 hours of AFCON action, a run dating back to 2010.Hide Caption 5 of 9 Photos: Veteran keeper stars in shootoutWith the scores level after 90 minutes, the match went into extra time.Hide Caption 6 of 9 Photos: Veteran keeper stars in shootoutAfter a goalless 30 minutes, the match went to a penalty shootout. Burkina Faso goalkeeper Herve Koffi looked set to be the hero, saving Abdallah El Said's penalty to give his side the advantage.Hide Caption 7 of 9 Photos: Veteran keeper stars in shootoutHowever, the 20-year-old Koffi saw his own penalty saved by El-Hadary, before teammate Bertrand Traore suffered the same fate.Hide Caption 8 of 9 Photos: Veteran keeper stars in shootoutIt means El-Hadary now has the chance to win his fifth AFCON title in Sunday's final.Hide Caption 9 of 9Egypt reached the AFCON 2017 final Wednesday, beating Burkina Faso on penalties.More from Sport - FootballPicture of asylum seeker wins Barcelona FC photography awardManchester United cleared over Paul Pogba transferJose Mourinho accused of $3.6 million tax fraud while at Real Madrid Is Cristiano Ronaldo ready to leave Real Madrid?Confederations Cup: Yet another trophy for Ronaldo?