Indomitable Lions of Cameroon win 2017 AFCON for fifth time

  • Cameroon beat Egypt to lift 2017 AFCON title for fifth time
  • Vincent Aboubakar scores brilliant late winner to make Cameroon the 2017 African football champions

Late winning goal from Cameroon’s Vincent Aboubakar at the 88th minutes on Sunday gave the Indomitable Lions their fifth African Cup of Nations title.

2002 was the last time Cameroon won the coveted title on the African continent beating Senegal 3-2 on penalties.

Aboubakar flicks the ball over Egyptian defender’s head before firing in the late winner.

Egypt had the first-half of the competition when Arsenal’s midfielder Mohammed Elneny scores 22-minute after kick off to give his country, which has won the title seventh time, the lead.

Photo credit: AlJazeera
Photo credit: AlJazeera

But the equalizing goal came from Nikolas N’Koulou at 59th minutes to put the Indomitable Lions back in the game.

Cameroon had beaten Nigeria three times in finals out of their fifth AFCON trophies.

Cameroon’s AFCON triumphs

1984: Cameroon recorded its first AFCON title by beating Nigeria 3-1

1988: Indomitable Lions overpowered Nigeria again by a lone goal to win the title

2000: For the third time Cameroon and Nigeria met again, but as usual Cameroon beat Nigeria on penalties 4-3

2002: It was Cameroon against Senegal, which ended on penalties with Cameroon winning by 3-2

2017: Cameroon defeated Egypt by 2-1