AFCON 2017: Cameroon flies home with AFCON 2017 Cup after beating Egypt 2-1 in finals

| Updated Feb 06, 2017 at 10:59am

 

 

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have won their AFCON trophy after beating Egypt 2-1 in the AFCON final.

Substitute Vincent Abubakar swept in the winner two minutes from time, flicking the ball over defender Ali Gabr and thumping it home.

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

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

The wild celebrations for Abubakar's winner announced Cameroon's return to the continental summit, after a wait of 15 years.

It also makes them the second most successful nation in the competition's history - behind Egypt - and marks the first time they have beaten the Pharaoh in the final in three attempts.

BBC



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