Everyone agreed Vincent Aboubakar's sensational goal was worthy of winning AFCON 2017 for Cameroon

Cameroon came from behind to win their first Africa Cup of Nations in 15 years, doing so thanks to a quite outrageous goal from substitute Vincent Aboubakar.

Egypt had gone ahead in the first half of the 2017 final thanks to Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny’s finish, but the Indomitable Lions roared back in the second half, completing their victory in the 88th minute.

It was Aboubakar who brought a long ball down, lifted it over a defender, and volleyed the winner into the net in stunning fashion.

People were pretty excited.

Imagine scoring a goal that good to win a final.

Nicolas Nkoulou had equalised earlier with a header, and although the Pharaohs were favourites, Cameroon managed to win their fifth AFCON title.

What a way to win it.


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