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Cameroon beats Egypt 2 -1 to become #AFCON2017 Champions

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Cameroon came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 and seal a fifth Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in a thrilling final.

Substitute Vincent Aboubakar swept in the winner two minutes away from the end of regular time, flicking the ball over defender Ali Gabr and thumping it home.

Nicolas Nkoulou had earlier equalised for Cameroon in the 59th minute, rising highest to power home a header on the hour mark.

The equaliser cancelled out Mohamed Elneny’s opener in the 22nd minute with a beautifully taken near-post strike.

Egypt who finished as runners up have won a record seven titles with goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary, 44 as the tournament’s oldest ever player.

10 Comments

  1. Moniker

    February 6, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Well, the trophy was not made for the North Americans. Inasmuch as I hate Hayatou, these Cameroonians played their hearts out. Congrats guys. Just remember though, this reception you will not get when we square off come August.

    • A Real Nigerian

      February 6, 2017 at 1:30 am

      North Americans? Lol

    • LEE

      February 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Sharrap would you? North Americans indeed…. and who be Hayatou? and this last part of your comment ….”Just remmember though, this reception you will not get when we square off come August.”….. something is definately missing

    • claire

      February 7, 2017 at 4:19 am

      Issa Hayatou

    • Bisola

      February 7, 2017 at 3:56 am

      GGo and have all the seats in Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium. Issa Hayatou does not care if you exist.

  2. Debola A.

    February 6, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Yay! A well-deserved victory. Congrats to em.

  3. Lo

    February 6, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Yeah! congrats Cameroon Jellof!

  4. AnkaraA

    February 6, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    So unpreditable. You never tell how they will play.

    • Bisola

      February 7, 2017 at 3:54 am

      They are the indomitable Lions! Go figure!!!!!!

  5. sankawale

    February 6, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    The TRUE Lions of Africa.

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