Cameroon win AFCON 2017 with 2-1 win over Egypt

Tracy FergusonFeb 06, 2017

Egypt has won the AFCON seven times, including in 1986 and 2008 where they defeated Cameroon in the final both times.

Broos' men continued to push and Aboubakar popped up with the victor in the 88th minute, ending seven-time champions Egypt's 24-match unbeaten AFCON run and securing Cameroon a place at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russian Federation in the Socceroos' group.

But Cameroon mounted a second-back comeback with goals from Nicolas N'Koulou and Vincent Aboubakar to secure victory.

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Cameroon had undergone a major overhaul of their team under coach Hugo Broos and then saw several players put club before country and pull out before the start of the tournament.

The FC panel reveal their predictions ahead of the African Nations Cup final between Egypt and Cameroon.

It is the first time since 2002 that Cameroon have claimed the title when they beat Senegal in a penalty shoot-out in Mali.

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The Lyon midfielder rose above the Egypt defence to meet a deep Benjamin Moukandjo cross from the left and head past a helpless El Hadary. We advise that all users switch to using the new Disqus comment system as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition.

A little over two decades later they face each other at Stade de L'Amitie, and Ondoa's presence is a surprise in its own right.

Imagine scoring a goal that good to win a final. However, they will look forward to the brilliance of Mohamed Salah, who will play a huge role in the final.

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Egypt have been derided at times for a defensive approach under Cuper, but they played their part in this rarest of things - a genuinely entertaining final. "But they are here so anything is possible in the final", Rohr added.

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