Cameroon stuns Egypt to take Africa title

Cameroon players celebrate after defeating Egypt to win the Africa Cup of Nations.
Cameroon players celebrate after defeating Egypt to win the Africa Cup of Nations. Sydney Mahlangu

FOOTBALL: Cameroon has won its fifth Africa Cup of Nations with a dramatic 2-1 victory over seven-time champion Egypt in the final in Gabon.

Missing eight of its top players who withdrew before the tournament kicked off, Cameroon came from a goal down to take the title in Libreville.

The Egyptians, who had not been beaten in 25 Nations Cup matches dating back to 2004, were looking to win the crown for the first time since 2010.

They took the lead through Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny midway through the first half.

Cameroon levelled on the hour through Nicolas Nkoulou and as Egypt tired, the Cameroon players appeared to get a second win and pressed for the winner.

It eventually came in the 88th minute.

Vincent Aboubakar chesting the ball down and flicking it over defender Ali Gabr before firing into the roof of the net to seal the victory.

It was Cameroon's first title since 2002.

Topics:  egypt

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