By Steve Vickers

Feb 10, BBC News

Defending champions Egypt won a record sixth Africa Cup of Nations with a fully-deserved victory over Cameroon.

The only goal of the game came in the 77th minute when Mohamed Aboutrika pushed home a Mohamed Zidan pass after a mistake by Cameroon's Rigobert Song.

The Pharaohs also went close when Hosni Abd Rabou hit the post on 61 minutes and they become the first side to win back-to-back titles twice.

Cameroon were seeking a fifth title, but rarely troubled the Pharaohs.

It was a triumph for Egypt coach Hassan Shehata who becomes only the second coach to win successive trophies.

His team had much the better of the first half, creating most of the scoring chances with their speed and mobility.

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photo: Aboutrika scored after a mistake by Cameroon captain Rigobert Song (AFP)