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Cameroon emerge AFCON 2017 champions!

Cameroon emerge AFCON 2017 champions!

Mfonobong Akpan

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon emerged champions of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after beating Egypt 2-1 in the final played on Sunday night.

It is a fifth Cup of Nations crown for the Indomitable Lions, a first since 2002, and the first time they have beaten Egypt in the final in three attempt

Goals from Nicolas N’Koulou and Vincent Aboubakar sealed a remarkable comeback victory for Cameroon after Mohamed El Nenny put Egypt ahead in the 22nd minute.

Cameroon emerge AFCON 2017 champions!

It is the first Africa Cup of Nations final in which both teams have scored since 2004.

The Pharaohs have not conceded two goals in any match since November 19, 2014 and have been unbeaten for 13 years.

It is also the first time Egypt have been defeated in the final since 1952 and Cameroon now become the second most successful side in the tournament’s history.

The Indomitable Lions defeated the Black Stars of Ghana 2-0 while Egypt defeated third place winners, Burkina Faso to reach the final of the competition.