Cameroon Win Fifth Nations Cup Title With Victory Over Egypt

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon finally lifted the AFCON 2017 Cup, after producing an impressive comeback to trounce Egypt in the final match of the tournament held in Libreville, Gabon's capital, Sunday.

Cameroon went into the 16 team tournament with low expectations after seven regulars, called up to participate, refused to play.

Addressing the media at Stade De L'Amitie after the game, the visibly excited coach was full of players for his players who many doubted from the start.

The Confederations Cup in Russian Federation this year will give Cameroon the opportunity to test themselves against two-time Copa America champions Chile, 2015 AFC Asian Cup winners Australia and World Cup holders Germany.

But others, like goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa, who plays for a Spanish club, did show up winning accolades.

William D. Ezah, GNA Special Correspondent, Gabon, courtesy, uniBank Gh.

A brilliant Benjamin Moukandjo free-kick was not enough for Cameroon to win their opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations as Burkina Faso battled back to draw 1-1.

Cameroon rallied from 1-0 down and won the African Cup of Nations title with a sublime 89th-minute victor from substitute Vincent Aboubakar to beat Egypt 2-1 in the final on Sunday. Our level of fitness was superior to that of our opponents and this was exhibited in the second half. Unexpected", he said. "I think the majority of us saw this team from the beginning and we didn't believe that they could come up with this wonderful results. Coach Broos said this at a post-match press conference.

Their last Cup of Nations final appearance had been in 2008, when a side featuring Samuel Eto'o lost 1-0 to Egypt in Accra, Ghana.

The Belgian said, his decision to introduce Vincent Aboubacar also contributed immensely to his victory, saying his presence brought a lot of pressure on the North Africans.

"We got a real boost of confidence when we beat Senegal", Broos admitted. I tried to change it during the game, but it was not possible.

The coach said, his team played as one unit and were motivated to die for the nation.

Two years ago, the winger was playing in the third tier of American football - but after a move to Denmark, where Broos scoured the opinion of some friends, the left winger earned his first call-up.

"I am happy for the players".



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