Egypt wins 2008 Africa Cup of Nations

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wikipedia has more about this subject:

The Egyptian national football team became Africa Cup of Nations champions for the sixth time in the history of the competition by beating the national team of Cameroon 1-0 in the Ohene Djan Stadium, Ghana.

Mohamed Aboutreika scored the only goal in the game in the 77th minute after Cameroon failed to clear the ball from their area under a period of heavy attacking play. This was Aboutreika's 34th international goal for his country and was driven into the bottom corner of the net from a distance of 16yds.

Egypt's victory closes the tournament, the 26th occasion the trophy has been contested, which began on 20 January 2008 and was hosted by Ghana. Ghana's national team came third overall with Côte d'Ivoire taking fourth place in the final standings.

Cameroon and FC Barcelona player Samuel Eto'o was the tournament's highest goalscorer with 5 goals.