2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017): Cameroon beats Egypt to win 5th title

AFCON 2017: Cameroon beats Egypt to lift African title

Cameroon produced a stunning comeback to beat Egypt in the final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), held in Gabon‘s capital, Libreville, on Sunday.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who returned to Egypt’s starting line-up after an injury, found the net from inside the box after 22 minutes to give his country the lead.

But in the 59th minute, Nikolas N’Koulou equalised and put the Indomitable Lions back in the game.

Cameroon’s comeback was completed at the match’s final moments, when Vincent Aboubakar controlled the ball in the 89th minute, clipped it over a defender and then shot past Egypt’s goalkeeper to clinch his country’s fifth African title with a sublime finish.

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