For the third time, Cameroon and Egypt will face off in an African Cup of Nations final after The Indomitable Lions downed Ghana 2-0 in Franceville in Gabon on Thursday evening.
Slavia Prague defender Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui broke the deadlock for Cameroon with less than 20 minutes left to play. Despite some late pressure from Ghana, Christian Bassogog doubled that advantage with just seconds of stoppage time remaining to guarantee their spot in Sunday’s final in the Gabonese capital Libreville.
Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions will be shooting for a fifth competition win against Egypt after claiming the trophy in 1984, 1988, 2000 and 2002.
Egypt who missed the last three consecutive editions of the AFCON 2012, 2013 and 2015 are the continental record holders with a tally of seven titles.
The Pharaohs won it in 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010. In the 2008 iteration of the same match-up, Egypt triumphed 1-0.