AFCON: Cameroon beats Egypt to Win African Cup of Nations

AFCON: Cameroon beats Egypt to Win African Cup of Nations

The Indomitable lions of 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.

Cameroon’s AFCON triumphs
2017 – beat Egypt 2-1
2002 – beat Senegal 3-2 (penalties)
2000 – beat Nigeria 4-3 (penalties)
1988 – beat Nigeria 1-0
1984 – beat Nigeria 3-1

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.

The Besiktas striker, who came in as a substitute, delivered Cameroon’s first African Cup crown since 2002 and denied Egypt an eighth title.

CECAFA representatives Uganda Cranes bowed of the tournament with pride in group stages

Uganda national football team
Scores & schedule
Jan 17Africa Cup of Nations Group stage
Ghana

1 – 0

FT
Uganda
Jan 21Africa Cup of Nations Group stage
Egypt

1 – 0

FT
Uganda
Jan 25Africa Cup of Nations Group stage
Uganda

1 – 1

FT
Mali
All times are in East Africa Time

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