LION KINGS: Cameroon Overpower Egypt To Claim Fifth AFCON Title

This is a grudge match of sorts, at least for Cameroon: those two occasions the Indomitable Lions have been to the final and not won the AFCON title were both occasions when they lost to Egypt.

Cameroon ended their 15-year wait to lift the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Egypt 2-1 in Sunday night's final in Gabon.

Egypt looked set for their eighth trophy after Mohammed Elneny put them ahead in the 22nd minute with an excellently taken drive which left goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa stunned.

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Some might think that Cameroon might have already exceeded expectations, but their players will be desperate to win the fifth title.

This set up an exciting finish as Cameroon continued to pressurise the Egyptians and looked the more likely to find a victor.

As the myth of the rise of minnows in African football subsides, two traditional giants, Egypt and Cameroon, have ignited the fire of Afcon 2017 as the championship gets to the finish line.

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Between Egypt's posts will be Essam El-Hadary, the remarkable 44-year-old who, since replacing the injured Ahmed El-Shenawy in their opening draw with Mali, has broken records and played a critical part in their success. The last time these team met at this stage of Africa's showpiece global tournament was 2008, when Egypt was in the middle of a hat-trick of AFCON wins. A worthy goal to win a final! We advise that all users switch to using the new Disqus comment system as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition. A congregant of friends who want to play football and doing everything to win the game. In the quarter-finals, they adopted a cautious defensive approach before eliminating Senegal, many people's favourites, on penalties. If they decide to go for it, we could have as thrilling a contest as the semi-final in which Egypt overcame Burkina Faso on penalties.

The Egyptian team was unbeaten in its last 24 games in the Nations Cup and unbeaten in the last seven games against Cameroon since 2002.

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