Egypt to face Cameroon in Afcon final

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06 February, 2017

Broos' men continued to push and Aboubakar popped up with the victor in the 88th minute, ending seven-time champions Egypt's 24-match unbeaten AFCON run and securing Cameroon a place at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russian Federation in the Socceroos' group.

Egypt scored first at the minute 21 by Mohammed Nani, then in the second half at the minute 58, Cameroon tied the score.

Vincent Aboubakar's excellent 88th-minute strike clinched a 2-1 victory for Cameroon, who had cancelled out Mohamed Elneny's first-half opener through Nicolas N'Koulou's header.

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

Cameroon slowly worked their way into the match as Egypt continued to look risky, and it was Hector Cuper's side who deservedly struck first.

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Two secondhalf goals saw them win the match and go on to advance from their group.

The heroics of Egypt's 44yearold goalkeeper Essam El Hadary helped them edge through to the final on penalties. Sunday's match should be thrilling from start to finish as both teams work towards winning the prestigious event for their passionate fans. "We are a good generation that ensures a good future for Egyptian football".

Hugo Broos feels Cameroon can still reach higher levels despite beating Egypt to the AFCON title on Sunday.

It's the first time Egypt have been defeated in the final since 1952 and Cameroon now become the second most successful side in the tournament's history.

More than that, they also have some problems with injuries leading to the final. We are now rehabilitating the players to find out who will be available for the game.


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