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Cameroon Beat Egypt To Emerge 2017 AFCON Champions

. Cameroon players celebrate their victory

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have won their 5th African Cup of Nations (AFCON) title after they defeated 7-time champions Egypt 2-1 in the final of the tournament.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny gave the Egyptians a first half lead in the 21st minute but second half goals from substitutes Nicolas N’koulou on 58 minutes and Vincent Aboubakar two minutes from time handed Hugo Broos’s side a first title in 15 years.

Egypt keeper Essam El-Hadary has won the best keeper award title in the Africa Cup of Nations 2017. Hadary, a four time-African champion – won the title for the fourth time after previous successes in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

The 44-year old keeper has conceded three goals during the tournament but has broke the record of most period without conceding a goal after maintaining a clean sheet over 675 minutes before being beaten by a goal from Aristide Bance in the semi-finals.

The Wadi Degla keeper became also is the oldest player to play in a major international tournament. With the tournament win, Cameroon will defend their title as hosts at the next AFCON edition‎ in 2019 and also represent the continent at the 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup in June.

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