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Sports World News of Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Source: africanews.com

African champions Cameroon arrives home to heroes welcome

Cameroon players have received a heroes welcome as they arrived from Gabon where they won their fifth Africa Cup on Nations title on Sunday.

Celebrations continued on Monday as fans lined up the streets to receive the team that over came Egypt 2-1 to win the crown after 15 years.

Few Cameroonians bet on the chances of their team and their Belgian coach Hugo Broos at the start of the competition.

“We went from zero to hero and today we are all happy. We are all proud of what we have done, the work we have done for our country, and it is a pleasure for us,” said Cameroon striker Jacques Zoua.

“We went there quietly and today we have come home with a triumph. I think that’s really good. We worked in secret and today we are rewarded,” added Cameroon defender Adolphe Teikeu.

The win sparked wild celebrations for the young team with the party continuing before the squad left Gabon and on arrival in Yaounde.

The team is now expected to meet President Paul Biya
later in the week.