Cameroon suffers heartbreak as Egypt defeats Cameroon in the AFCON final penalty shootout.
Egypt advanced to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final with a 3-1 penalty shootout victory over hosts Cameroon following a goalless stalemate after extra time on Thursday.
Cameroon converted just one of their four spot-kick attempts, with Gabal stopping two attempts before Clinton Njie missed his. Egypt converted all three of its penalty kicks.
Aboubakar Vincent says lack of teamwork explains why the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon failed tonight. The Lions captain said the team was overpowered by Egypt because “everyone wanted to excel,” and we’re fighting for themselves.
Egypt will be seeking a record-extending seventh AFCON championship when they meet Senegal in the final on Sunday.
When Aboubakar scored, Cameroon was the better team. After that, they lost their way a little. Egypt had the best chance of the second half, but Salah missed the chance to round Onana and score.
They will wonder how they didn’t score in extra time when Sobhi’s cross went through a crowded six-yard box and away from danger.
This is how the penalty shoot-out went: Egypt was very good, while Cameroon was terrible.
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