Africa Cup of Nations 2017: Cameroon Defeats Egypt for Championship

Cameroon's forward Vincent Aboubakar celebrates after scoring the team's second goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final football match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l'Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on February 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO





Cameroon came from a goal down to defeat the seven-time African Cup of Nations winner Egypt 2-1 in the final game of Gabon 2017 at Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, Gabon.

Cameroon team players and Cameroon’s Belgian coach Hugo Broos (C) celebrate after beating Egypt 2-1 to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final football match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l’Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on February 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

Mohamed Elneny had given Egypt the lead midway through the first half but Nicolas Nkoulou equalized just before the hour mark before Vincent Aboubakar scored the winner with a brilliant finish.

It is the fifth time Cameroon have won the Cup of Nations and first since 2002.




Football Soccer – African Cup of Nations – Final – Egypt v Cameroon – Stade d’Angondjé – Libreville, Gabon – 5/2/17 Cameroon fans before the match Reuters / Mike Hutchings Livepic