How it went: Egypt 1-2 Cameroon (AFCON 2017 Final) | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f


Hello and welcome Nigerianeye's live commentary of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville on Sunday 5 February.


Egypt: Essam El Hadary, Ahmed Fathi, Ahmed Hegazy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Elmohamady, Mohamed Elneny, Tarek Hamed, Amr Warda, Abdallah Said, Mahmoud Hassan, Mohamed Salah

Cameroon: Fabrice Ondoua, Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Collins Fai, Adolphe Teikeu, Ambroise Oyongo, Sébastien Siani, Arnaud Sutchuin Djoum, Benjamin Moukandjo, Robert Ndip Tambe, Christian Bassogog, Jacques Zoua

90+6' - Full time - Cameroon are the Africa Cup of Nations champions! They came from behind to defeat Egypt 2-1 and claim their fifth AFCON crown!

90+4' - Substitution - Jacques Zoua is replaced by Georges Mandjeck.

90+1' - Yellow card - Collins Fai is booked for pulling down Ramadan Sobhi.

89' - Yellow card - Vincent Aboubakar booked for his celebrations.

88' - GOAL! Egypt 1-2 Cameroon - A fantastic goal from Vincent Aboubakar, who controls a long ball, chips it over a defender and volleys home! Will that win the AFCON for the Indomitable Lions?

85' - It's looking more and more like a match which will go to extra time. Cameroon seem to have more energy left, can they nick the game in the dying minutes?

80' - Egypt really slowing play down whenever they have the ball... if the Cameroonians can get another goal there will surely be no way back for the tired North Africans.

77' - Jacques Zoua bursts forward with the ball on a three-on-three attack for Cameroon, but ends up skewing his shot wide with a tired effort. He's not the only one with heavy legs...

75' - A quarter hour of regulation time left. It's looking like an extra half hour of play may be called for... not something either team will be keen for.

69' Nicolas N'Koulou threatens a second goal as he climbs high to meet a corner kick and puts his header off target!

66' - Substitution - Mahmoud Hassan makes way for Ramadan Sobhi in Egypt's first change of the match.

65' - Twenty-five minutes to play and it's anyone's game... will either Egypt or Cameroon take the match by the scruff of the neck?

59' - GOAL! Egypt 1-1 Cameroon - Nicolas N'Koulou brings the Indomitable Lions level! The defender rises high to head home a cross from Benjamin Moukandjo and make it 1-1!

55' - Essam El Hadary takes his time over a goal kick... already the Egyptians are beginning some time-wasting tactics. The Zambian referee will need to crack down on it as the second half progresses.

50' - A positive start to the second half for Cameroon and their supporters in the stands - who greatly outnumber their Egyptian counterparts - have found their voices.

46' - Substitution - Cameroon make their second change of the match as we get the second half underway, with Vincent Aboubakar replacing Robert Ndip Tambe.

45+1' - Half time - It's 1-0 to Egypt at the break, with Mohamed Elneny's goal the difference between the two teams.

45' - There will be one minute of added time.

40' - Cameroon applying some pressure as the half-time break approaches. Can they go into the interval back on level terms?

34' - A nervy moment for Essam El Hadary as he flaps at a cross and nearly gifts Cameroon a chance to equalise. All's well in the end, but the Egyptian 'keeper did just reveal a potential weakness for the West Africans to attack.

32' - Substitution - Nicolas N'Koulou is on to replace a distraught Adolphe Teikeu.

30' - Bad news for Cameroon, with Adolphe Teikeu signalling that he has succumbed to injury and will need to be replaced.

25' - Twenty-five minutes played, Egypt will be delighted with the position they find themselves in. Cameroon will have to produce something special to get back into this game against the Pharaohs' tough defence.

22' - GOAL! Egypt 1-0 Cameroon - Mohamed Elneny is played into space in the box and he scores with a shot to beat the goalkeeper at his near post!

20' - Egypt settling down into a passing rhythm, but they have yet to really build up a head of steam. It's all a little cautious from both teams at the moment.

15' - A few half chances for Cameroon in the last few minutes, the best of which saw Christian Bassogog fire high and wide from just outside the box.

10' - Cameroon are looking to press high up the pitch but the Egyptians are coping well with the pressure, using their slick passing to bring the ball out of defence.

5' - A lively start to the game, Egypt have look the more fluent so far but Cameroon have given glimpses of their pace and power in attack.

2' - Fabrice Ondoua called into action early on as he gets down low to his right to save a drive on target from Abdallah Said!

1' - Kick-off - We are underway in Libreville! Egypt wear red, white and black; Cameroon are in green, red and yellow.

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