Watch Cameroon Defeat Egypt to Win 5th AFCON Title
Cameroon came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 in an exciting 2017 African Cup of Nations final. Mohamed Elneny had opened the scoring for Egypt on 22 minutes with a brilliant finish that meant the Pharaohs went in at the break one goal to the good. However, substitute Nicolas Nkoulou equalised for Cameroon with a powerful header on the hour mark and super-sub, Vincent Aboubakar swept in the winner two minutes from time, flicking the ball over defender Ali Gabr before thumping it home.
Aboubakar with a brilliant goal to win the AFCON for Cameroon pic.twitter.com/w70rdUDSfe
— Terje (@TerjeAFCx) February 5, 2017
Egypt: El-Hadary; Elmohamady, Gabr, Hegazy, Fathi; Elneny, Hamed; Salah, Said, M Hassan (Sobhi 66); Warda
Goal: Elneny (22)
Cameroon: Ondoa; Fai, Teikeu (N’Koulou 31), Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Oyongo; Siani, Djoum; Bassogog, Zoua (Mandjeck 90+4), Moukandjo; Ndip Tambe (Aboubakar 46)
Goals: N’Koulou (59), Aboubakar (88)
Booked: Fai, Aboubakar, Bassogog
- Cameroon became the first team to score a goal against Egypt in an AFCON final since Ethiopia in 1962. No other team that encountered Egypt has managed a goal in the 5 finals they have played since then.
- This is the first time both finalists have scored in an AFCON final since 2004.
- Cameroon becomes the second most successful nation in AFCON history with 5 wins, behind Egypt (7).
Most Successful AFCON Winners
- Egypt (7)
- Cameroon (5)
- Ghana (4)
- Nigeria (3)
- Ivory Coast (2)
- DR Congo (2)