UPDATED: Cameroon win AFCON 2017

UPDATED: Cameroon win AFCON 2017

The indomitable lions of Cameroon have won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after coming from behind to defeat the pharaohs of Egypt.

BREAKING: Cameroon win AFCON 2017

Cameroon celebrate winning AFCON 2017

Vincent Aboubakar’s 88th minute strike ensured the Cameroonians win the tournament for the fifth time.

Arsenal's Mohammed Elneny opened the scoring in the first half when he met Salah's pass and scored at the near post.

Cameroon brought on Nkoulou in the first half and he proved his worth in the second half with the equalizer.

Aboubakar scored the winner when he controlled a long ball played out from the defense, lobbed the first defender in his way and volleyed the ball on the floor to score.

This is Cameroon's first AFCON title win since 2002 and their fifth overall. Egyot were denied their eighth overall African title.

Cameroon will also play at the upcoming 2017 Confederations Cup.

Below is our live coverage of the AFCON 2017 final match between Egypt and Cameroon

FT: Egypt 1 - 2 Cameroon...Cameroon are AFCON Champions and will play in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Cameroon were the better team throughout the final and their attacking play paid off.

90'+ Elneny's free kick is well over....Cameroon could win this now

90' Three minutes stoppage time given....Sobhi wins a freekick outside the box

89' Aboubakar controlled a long ball played out from the defense, lobbed the first defender in his way and volleyed the ball on the floor to score

87' GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Cameroon score....Vincent Aboubakar scores...is this the winner?

79' WHAT A MISS! Bassagog's cutback from the left is connected with by Moukandjo but its hit way over. He had all the time in the world to control and shoot to what ever angle.

76' CHANCE! Ekambi is selfish after a wonderful run from his own box. He tries to shoot from outside the box when a pass was the better option. Well WIDE.

70' CHANCE! Aboubakar shows nice footwork to dummy defenders after receiving a pass on the right. His left footed shot is blocked and Moukandjo's rebound is blocked for a corner

69' Nkoulou goes up again for a header from a free-kick but its over

61' Bassong wins a corner with was cleared, the rerurning cross is converted by Nkoulou

59' GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Cameroon equalize...Nkoulou scores...he is a first half substitute

57' Salah does well to win a freekick from a tight angle, but the delivery is cleared

54' If Cameroon need to get anything out of this game, they might need to invite the Egyptians to attack them as there has been little space in the Egyptian defense

50' Ahmed Hegazy has been at the rock at the heart of the defense for Egypt. He does well to block a cross from the right which would have been met by VIncent Aboubakar

47' Like the first half, Cameron have gone all out attacking

46' SUB: Ndip Tambe comes off, Vincent Aboubakar comes on for Cameroon

HT: Egypt 1 - 0 Cameroon

Elneny's goal at the near post is the difference at half-time

44' SAVE! Ondoa has to be sharp to save a long ball to Salah. The AS Roma man looked a sure bet to score

40' PHOTO: Mohammed Elneny celebrates his goal

AFCON 2017 Final: Egypt 1 - 0 Cameroon

Elneny celebrates his goal

36' OVER! Tambe nods a ball over the bar from a corner kick

33' CHANCE! Bassagog misses a golden opportunity. Essam punches Onyongo's cross from the left to the path of Bassagog but the youngster decides its better to use his dominant left foot to shoot when his right could have been better

30' SUB: Teikeu off, Nkoulou comes on...this is an injury enforced absence for Cameroon

28' Egypt going with a counter-attacking style, the same one which brought about the goal. Still Egypt 1 - 0 Cameroon

24' The Indomitable Lions continues attacking but still cannot find a way past the Pharoah's defense

22' Mohammed Salah picks the ball on the right and sends the ball to an overlapping Elneny. The Arsenal midfielder looks up to pass but sees Ondoa has not covered his post well and shoots at first bar. GOAL!

21' GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!! Mohammed Elneny scores

16' Cameroon are doing all playing and showing better attacking intent but Egypt standing strong in defense

11' OVER! Bassagog is gifted a wonderful ball just in front of the box by Elneny but the youngster is selfish and shots over when a pass was the better option

10' Ten minutes gone and still no goal, however the two teams are showing a lot of attacking intent. Said's ball Salah is just too far. Cameroon attack immediately but Bassagog's run on the left is easily halted by Elneny

7' Salah is shown space on the right but his forward pass to Hassan is too strong and it goes out for a goal kick

6' SHOT FROM RANGE! Siani's curling effort from range after a cut back back by Ekambi is easily saved

2' Cameroon have bossed the early possession so far

1' We are under way in Libreville and which of these sides will clinch the much coveted AFCON 2017 trophy. The pharaohs with the first kick of the ball

Team Line ups

Egypt: Essam El-Hadary, Ahmed Elmohamady, Ahmed Hegazy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Fathy, Tarek Hamed, Mohammed Elneny, Mohammed Salah, Abdallah Said, Ramadan Sobhi, Mohmoud Hassan.

Cameroon: Fabrice Ondoa, Collins Fai, Adolphe Teikeu, Micheal, Micheal Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Ambroise Oyongo, Sebastien Siani, Arnaud Djoum, Christian Bassogog, Benjamin Moukandjo, Karl Ekambi, Robert Ndip Tambe.

See preview of the game below

Egypt are seeking a fourth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations in which they have competed when they face Cameroon who are seeking their fifth overall and first since 2002.

AFCON 2017: Egypt vs Cameroon (preview, predictions, team news)

Cameroon vs Egypt is going to be a clash of titans

Sunday's final will teature two of Africa's biggest sides but it is Cameroon who are coming into this tie as underdogs.

The game is a repeat of the 2008 final which Cameroon won.

AFCON 2017: Egypt vs Cameroon (preview, predictions, team news)

Cameroon is a much changed side from the one that played in the 2008 final

The Pharaohs, among the tournament favourites from the outset in Gabon, were victorious in 2006, 2008 and 2010 before failing to qualify for the next three editions in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

The Indomitable Lions defeated Ghana in the last four and Senegal in the quarter-finals.

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Seven-time winners Egypt earned their place in a record-equalling ninth Afcon final by beating Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 semi-final draw and Morocco 1 - 0 in the quarter-final.

AFCON 2017: Egypt vs Cameroon (preview, predictions, team news)

Mohammed Salah celebrates his goal against Burkina Faso

The Pharaohs' hero in the semi-final was 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, whose save in the shootout means he now has a chance to win a fifth Afcon title, having won his first in 1998.

AFCON 2017: Egypt vs Cameroon (preview, predictions, team news)

Essam El-Hadary

El Hadary has been in fine form in Gabon, the goal he conceded in the semi-final being the first he has let in during the tournament.

What time does the match start?

8pm Nigerian time

Where can I watch it?

Supersport 3 for Nigerian and Ghanian viewers

What are the possiblie line-ups?

Taking a cue from how both teams have always lined up so far in the tournament, here are the possible starting XI:

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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