Watch Cameroon Defeat Egypt to Win 5th AFCON Title

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.

Match Facts

Egypt: El-Hadary; Elmohamady, Gabr, Hegazy, Fathi; Elneny, Hamed; Salah, Said, M Hassan (Sobhi 66); Warda

Goal: Elneny (22)

Booked: Sobhi

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

History Makers

  • 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

  1. Egypt (7)
  2. Cameroon (5)
  3. Ghana (4)
  4. Nigeria (3)
  5. Ivory Coast (2)
  6. DR Congo (2)
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