Cameroon 2-1 Egypt - Vincent Aboubakar brilliance wins Cameroon fifth AFCON trophy

Cameroon are Africa Cup of Nations champions for the first time since 2002, coming from behind to beat highly favored Egypt 2-1 in the final.

This set up an exciting finish as Cameroon continued to pressurise the Egyptians and looked the more likely to find a victor.

Egypt vs Cameroon Afcon 2017 final is scheduled for a 12:30am IST (7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm ET) start.

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The Pharaohs admitted that Burkina Faso's athleticism troubled them in the semi-finals when they held out for a penalty shootout win, and this time Cameroon's physical power made the difference.

"This is a very interesting final, it is hard to say who will win".

Notably, the two sides last clashed in a final back in 2008 in Ghana where Egypt triumphed 1-0 courtesy of Mohammed Zidane solitary strike, capitalising from a blunder by former Cameroon skipper Rigobert Song. The match is a must watch for any football fan and should bring us a hard-fought encounter for the coveted Confederation Cup spot.

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Aboubakar's brilliant finish with two minutes left came just as extra time seemed a certainty at the Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville, Gabon.

"My players were exhausted and Burkina were better than us and so then you play to get to penalties and see what happens", said Egypt coach Hector Cuper.

More than that, they also have some problems with injuries leading to the final. Cameroon were tentative in the Senegal tie but grew into it and created chances to win in open play; they were more forthcoming against Ghana and their victory was just reward for an enterprising attacking display. However, they will look forward to the brilliance of Mohamed Salah, who will play a huge role in the final.

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