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Oyongo and Cameroon win the African Cup of Nations

Cameroon win the African Cup of Nations for the 1st time in 15 years

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Montreal Impact left back, Ambroise Oyongo and his national team took home the African Cup of Nations after beating Egypt 2-1 in the finals.

Although Egypt were the favorites to win the African Cup of Nations, underdogs Cameroon defeated all odds and sneaked home a victory. Record holding seven-time champs Egypt, went into the final with zero goals against, but that all changed when defender Nkoulou powered in his header to equalize the match.

In the 89th minute, Aboubakar scored a beautiful goal past 44-year-old 'keeper, Essam el-Hadary, that would be the deciding goal to give Cameroon their 1st title since Eto’o squad in 2002.

Ambroise Oyongo had to shut down Roma’s Mohamed Salah on the left side. The Montreal Impact full back did just that and kept him quite for most of the game. Mohamed Salah could have been one of the best players in the tournament and with Oyongos play, I'm sure it made some heads turn.

Oyongo and teammates celebrate AFON win
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Cameroon will host the next African Cup of Nations in 2019 as they will be the defending champs at home.