Cameroon beats Egypt 2-1 to win 2017 AFCON

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Africa Cup of Nations 2017 : Egypt Cameroon
AFCON 2017 : Egypt 1-2 Cameroon 05/02/2017

COTONOU, Feb. 5, 2017 (AMP) — Gabon 2017 : Cameroon claimed a fifth Africa Cup of Nations crown with a 2-1 win against Egypt (halftime: 0-1) in the final on Sunday night at the Stade de l'Amitié in Cotonou.

Egypt had started off well by taking the lead in the 22nd minute with a goal by Elneny. Trailing 1-0 at half time, the Cameroonians nonetheless manage to reverse the direction of the game by scoring twice in the second period (Nkoulou '59 and Aboubakar '88).

Fixtures and Results : Second Round

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Overview

Egypt at the AFCON

  • 7 titles (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010)
  • 23 appearances (first in 1957)
  • 30 participations in the qualifications (first in 1957)
  • Statistics: Champions (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010) Runners-up (1962) Third Place (1963, 1970, 1974) Fourth Place (1976, 1980, 1984)

Cameroon at the AFCON

  • 4 titles (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002)
  • 18 appearances (first in 1970)
  • 26 participations in the qualifications (first in 1968)
  • Statistics: Champions (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002) Runners-up (1986, 2008) Third Place (1972) Fourth Place (1992)
2017 AFCON Poster
Egypt
1:2
Cameroon
1:2 (1:0)
  • 5 February 2017
  • 20:00
  • Cotonou

AFCON History

Africa Cup of Nations History

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