The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are champions of Africa after a 2-1 victory over Egypt in the final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Egypt had taken a first half lead through Arsenal midfielder Mohamed El-Neny, putting The Pharaohs on their way to a record 8th AFCON title.
It however wasn’t to be for Egypt, as Lyon defender Nicolas Nkolou leveled matters soon after the restart, before Besiktas striker Vincent Aboubakar scored a heartbreaking winner for Cameroon in the 88th minute.
Aboubakar’s goal gave Cameroon its 5th AFCON title, 15 years after the last one. It’s also the first time Cameroon will beat Egypt in the final, having lost on two previous occasions.
The result is extra painful for Egypt coach Hector Cuper, whose bad luck in the finals of tournaments continues. While in charge of Valencia, Cuper had lost back to back Champions League finals in 2000 and 2001.
Cuper also lost the Copa Del Rey final in 1997 and Cup Winners Cup final in 1998 while in charge of Mallorca. He also lost the 2009 Greek Football Cup final while in charge of Aris Thessaloniki.