Micheal Nagdeu “We are determined to avenge Egypt”
Egypt and Cameroon will battle for the right to be crowned AFCON 2017 champions when they meet in the final on Sunday night.
The match will be held at Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, kick-off at 21h00 Cairo Local Time.
Egypt have re-established themselves as a giant of African football in their path to the final, topping their group ahead of Ghana, beating North African rivals Morocco for the first time in over three decades in the quarterfinal, and then overcoming a powerful Burkina Faso on penalties in the semi.
The Pharaohs got a resilient defence (just one goal conceded in Gabon), breathtaking pace on the counter attack and a canny nous at set pieces has helped them look the archetypal ‘tournament’ team at this AFCON.
Cameroon defender Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui says he and his teammates are determined to secure a positive result when they face Egypt in the final.
“Egypt are a big team, they have won seven titles and showed a very good performance so far. But we are determined to win to avenge our defeat in the 2008 final,” Ngadjui said after the game.
Nine years ago, a team led by Samuel Eto’o, Alex Song and Rigobert Song lost to Egypt courtesy to a strike from Mohamed Abou-Treika in the 77th minute.
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The four-time African champion – who have ousted top favorites Senegal and Ghana in their way to the final – are looking to win their first title since 2002.
“A lot of people didn’t believe in us. We didn’t think that we can go so far in the competition but now we want to win the title,” Ngadeu-Ngadjui concluded.