Cameroon Fights Back and Beats Egypt 2-1 in African Cup Final

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Cameroon rose again after years of underachievement to win the African Cup of Nations title on Sunday with a fabulous goal in the 89th minute of the final for a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against mighty Egypt.

As the final whistle got nearer, substitute Vincent Aboubakar controlled the ball just outside the area, clipped it over a defender, and then shot past the goalkeeper to clinch Cameroon’s fifth African title and first since 2002.

On the international stage, I have been a Cameroon supporter since their participation in the Summer Olympics in 1984 – and I saw them play for the first time.

Family loyalty often ties my heartstrings to Italy on the world stage [better odds than the Scots side of the family I admit]; but, if there is a global match played and Cameroon is on the card, that is who I will support.

Bravo. Wonderful victory for the Indomitable Lions.

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2 thoughts on “Cameroon Fights Back and Beats Egypt 2-1 in African Cup Final

    • eideard says:

      Yup. Well after African Cup match. And I’m a longtime Pats supporter. Lived 14 miles from Schaefer Stadium and cycled to games – hiding my bike in the woods behind the parking lot.

      At least there were woods, then. Over 30 years ago.

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