Egypt deserved their win in Accra, Egypt won its sixth Africa Cup of Nations title, whilst defending its title, by beating Cameroon 1-0 in the final.
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.
Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo dancing, singing and waving flags on Sunday after the national football team won the African Nations Cup for a record sixth time.
Fans hugged each other on the streets chanting "Egypt, Egypt" as cars honked their horns, bringing traffic in several neighbourhoods of the busy capital to a standstill.
"I cannot describe my feelings," said 35-year-old Mohamed Abdel-Azim, carrying an Egyptian flag. "This is the happiest day for me in a very long time."
Egypt won the title for a second successive time after a much-deserved 1-0 victory over four-times champions Cameroon in the final in Ghana's capital, Accra.
"The Pharaohs are kings of Africa," read the main headline on Egypt's most popular sports Web site (www.Filgoal.com).
Television stations ran songs celebrating the victory and heaped praise over players and coach Hassan Shehata, who guided the team to the title at home in 2006. One anchor stood up and danced to folkloric music on live television after the match.
"Who cannot dance after such a great achievement!" anchor and football pundit Medhat Shalabi said on Modern Sports television.