Afcon 2017: Cameroon beats Egypt 2-1 to win title

Cameroon came from a goal behind to beat Egypt 2-1 and win a fifth Africa Cup of Nations in an entertaining final on 5th February, 2017 at Libreville.

Substitute Vincent Aboubakar got the better of defender Ali Gabr and put the ball in the back of the net.

The Indomitable Lions had earlier equalised  in the 59th minute through Nicolas Nkoulou who rose highest to power in a strong header past El Hadary in the Egypt goal.

The equaliser cancelled out Mohamed Elneny’s opener on 22 minutes with a well taken near-post strike.

The win means Cameroon are now the second most successful nation in the competition’s history with five trophies behind Egypt who have won it a record seven times.

The Indomitable Lions will look to defend the trophy in two years time when they host the African Cup of Nations.

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