N’Koulou’s header gave the Indomitable Lions the belief they needed to bring the country its first continental trophy since 2002. In the 88th minute, substitute striker Aboubakar struck home the winner with an incredible piece of individual skill. The Besiktas forward brought down a long ball from Sebastien Siani with his chest and flicked the ball over Egyptian defender Ali Gabr before unleashing a pin-point finish past El Hadary.
Aboubakar’s winning goal for the Indomitable Lions will go down as one of the finest in Africa Cup of Nations Final’s history. The striker’s volley sent the Cameroon-heavy crowd into raptures as he completed Cameroon’s comeback and punched their ticket to Russia 2017.
With the win, Cameroon surpassed Ghana to become outright second in Africa Cup of Nations history with five titles.