The continent’s football ruling body recalled how the Indomitable Lions beat the Green Eagles’ to win the famous title
Inspired by the tournament’s Most Valuable Player Theophile Abega, Radivoje Ognjanovic’s men outplayed the Green Eagles, handled by Festus Onigbinde at Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Abidjan.
Muda Lawal’s 10th-minute goal had moved Nigeria ahead but Rene Brice N’Djeya, Abega and Ernest-Lottin Ebongue scored to hand the Indomitable Lions their first Afcon triumph.
36 years have passed since the feat, and Caf relived Cameroon’s historic feat on social media.
🗓 𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗗𝗔𝗬:
— CAF (@CAF_Online) March 18, 2020
Since that feat, the country has gone ahead to win four more African diadems to be ranked as the second most successful nation in the championship’s history behind Egypt.
Cameroon’s last success came in Gabon 2017 and they have been awarded the responsibility of hosting the 33rd edition of Afcon in 2021.