Cameroon Beat Egypt To Emerge 2017 AFCON Champions
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.