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AFCON: It is the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon

FULL TIME: Egypt 1 Cameroon 2

 

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | 

Vincent Aboubakar scored the winner as Cameroon came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

Aboubakar’s brilliant finish with two minutes left came just as extra time seemed a certainty at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, Gabon.

Mohamed Elneny had given Egypt the lead midway through the first half but Nicolas Nkoulou equalised just before the hour mark prior to Aboubakar’s winner.

It is the fifth time Cameroon have won the Cup of Nations and first since 2002.

 



 

List of Africa Cup of Nations champions after Cameroon won the 2017 final in Gabon Sunday:

1957: Egypt

1959: Egypt

1962: Ethiopia

1963: Ghana

1965: Ghana

1968: Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo)

1970: Sudan

1972: Congo Brazzaville

1974: Zaire

1976: Morocco

1978: Ghana

1980: Nigeria

1982: Ghana

1984: Cameroon

1986: Egypt

1988: Cameroon

1990: Algeria

1992: Ivory Coast

1994: Nigeria

1996: South Africa

1998: Egypt

2000: Cameroon

2002: Cameroon

2004: Tunisia

2006: Egypt

2008: Egypt

2010: Egypt

2012: Zambia

2013: Nigeria

2015: Ivory Coast

2017: Cameroon

Titles

7: Egypt

5: Cameroon

4: Ghana

3: Nigeria

2: Ivory Coast, Zaire

1: Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Morocco, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Zambia

MATCH PREVIEW

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny returns after injury to start for Egypt in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final against Cameroon in Libreville, Gabon.

Elneny missed the Pharaohs’ quarter-final win against Morocco with a calf problem that also kept him out of their penalty shoot-out win against Burkina Faso in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, the Greek-based midfielder Amr Warda starts for the first time at the tournament, while centre-back Ahmed Hegazy has shaken off an injury in time to line up in defence.

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos sticks with the same starting line-up as in Thursday’s 2-0 semi-final win against Ghana.

Starting line-ups for the Africa Cup of Nations final between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, Gabon, on Sunday (kick-off 1900 GMT):

Egypt (4-2-3-1): Essam El Hadary (capt); Ahmed Elmohamady, Ahmed Hegazy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Fathy; Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny; Mohamed Salah, Abdallah El Said, Trezeguet; Amr Warda

Coach: Hector Cuper (ARG)

Cameroon (4-2-3-1): Fabrice Ondoa; Fai Collins, Michael Ngadeu, Adolphe Teikeu, Ambroise Oyongo; Arnaud Djoum, Sebastien Siani; Christian Bassogog, Jacques Zoua, Benjamin Moukandjo (capt); Robert Ndip Tambe

Coach: Hugo Broos (BEL)

Referee: Janny Sikazwe (ZAM)

 

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