AFCON 2017 Final: Cameroon as the Indomitable Lions crowned African Cup of Nation Winner

…Egypt 1-2 Cameroon

…Aboubakar seals title for Indomitable Lion

The Cameroon team has been crowned the African Cup of Nation winner with a 2-1 win over Egypt. Goals from Nicolas N’Koulou and Vincent Aboubakar sealed a remarkable comeback victory for Cameroon as the Indomitable Lions were crowned African Cup of Nations winners.

The Egypt are not used to picking Silver medal at the AFCON that they have dominated for many years. The Cameroon denied the Pharaoh the opportunity to grab the title for the sixth time. After a 15 year wait the Indomitable Lion lifted that AFCON 2017 trophy at Stade de l’Amitie in Gabon.

Mohammed Elneny gave Hector Raul Cuper’s men the lead, but they could not hold on and Cameroon came through at the end to prevail. Vincent Aboubakar was the hero with a brilliant late goal, firing Cameroon to a dramatic 2-1 victory over Egypt in Libreville and their fifth Africa Cup of Nations title.

Aboubakar replaced Robert Ndip Tambe at half-time, with Hugo Broos’ side a goal down, and went on to secure the Indomitable Lions’ first championship since 2002 with a brilliant individual effort in the 88th minute.

The triumph will be made all the sweeter after seven players, including Liverpool and West Brom defenders Joel Matip and Allan Nyom, snubbed the chance to represent their country in Gabon.

 

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