AFCON 2017: Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny Scores Cracker But Egypt Lose Final To Cameroon (Video)

Alan Duffy

5th, February 2017

Cameroon came from a goal down to secure the Africa Cup of Nations title, beating Egypt 2-1 in a tense final.

Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny opened the scoring on 22 minutes, courtesy of a clever finish after a move involving former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah.


Egypt’s strong defence was key in their journey to Sunday final. However, just before the hour mark, their backline was breached, with Nicolas Nkoulou rising superbly to power home a header.

That goal set up an exciting final, with Cameroon looking the more likely to score.

Then, with just two minutes of normal time to play, sub Vincent Aboubakar produced a moment of magic, flicking the ball over defender Ali Gabr before firing home the winner.

Cameroon’s victory in their fifth Africa Cup of Nations success, which was achieved without a number of their star men who chose to stay with their clubs.

As for Egypt, they can look back on an impressive tournament showing, despite the heartbreaking finale.

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