There have been celebrations across Cameroon after the country’s football team won the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), coming from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 in last night’s final in Libreville.

It was the fifth Afcon win for the Indomitable Lions, making them the second most successful nation in the competition’s history – behind Egypt. It was also the first time, in three attempts, they had beaten the Pharaohs in the final.


Substitute Vincent Aboubakar swept in the winning goal two minutes from time, flicking the ball over defender Ali Gabr and thumping it home.

Nicolas Nkoulou had earlier equalised for Cameroon, in a header on the hour mark.

The equaliser cancelled out Mohamed Elneny’s opener on 22 minutes with a beautifully taken near-post strike.

The wild celebrations for Aboubakar’s winner announced Cameroon’s return to the continental summit, after a 15-year wait since their last title.