Cameroon beat Ghana to reach AFCON 2017 final

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Cameroonian fans celebrated after the Indomitable lions eliminated the Black Stars of Ghana out of the ongoing Africa Nations Cup AFCON in a tough semi-final encounter.

Cameroon's goals came from defender Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui and midfielder Christian Bassogog.

- The last three times Cameroon reached the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations, they have progressed to the final.

Egypt reached a record-equalling ninth final, beating Burking Faso 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Burkina Faso brought the match level 7 minutes later, when Aristide Bance volleyed in a Charles Kabore cross.

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"I think he has brought a bit more discipline", said winger Edgar Salli.

'It's football. We are trying, we want to, and we will win it one day.

Cameroon are Nigeria's next opponents in the Africa World Cup qualifiers Group B which also has Zambia and Algeria.

In Egypt's semifinal victory, which was decided by a penalty kick shootout, El Hadary saved the final two penalties to seal the win for Egypt. Watch this space again next week, as we keep a pace with the final games of AFCON 2017.

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In his post-match interview, the Black stars coach said: "I am more than unhappy".

Ahead of the tournament, few expected the Indomitable Lions to make it this far, not least because they have done so without the service of a number of foreign-based players.

The latter boasted the talents of Benjamin Moukandjo, Vincent Aboubakar and Fabrice Ondoa and tenaciously survived an onslaught from Senegal, especially in the game's second half.

The four-time champions last won the completion in 2002 when Nigeria ended third.

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