It was Cameroon’s year in 2000 as the Indomitable Lions swept all before them to claim continental gold.

Nigeria lost in the final to Cameroon at National Stadium, Lagos.

A star-studded Cameroon side had quality throughout their spine. Skipper Rigobert Song marshalled things at the back, Geremi and Lauren provided the thrust from the wingback positions, and Patrick Mboma and Samuel Eto’o provided the firepower up top.

The likes of Julius Aghahowa, Jay Jay Okocha, Tijani Babangida and Victor Ikpeba shone for Nigeria at the tournament.

Here are the top scorers from the 2000 edition of AFCON, hosted in Nigeria, with Bafana Bafana’s Shaun Bartlett scooping the Golden Boot.

Shaun Bartlett – 5 goals
Samuel Eto’o – 4 goals
Patrick Mboma – 4 goals
Hossam Hassan – 3 goals
Julius Aghahowa – 3 goals
Jay Jay Okocha – 3 goals
Marc Vivien Foe – 2 goals
Tijani Babangida – 2 goals
Victor Ikpeba – 2 goals
Henri Camara – 2 goals
Siyabonga Nomvethe – 2 goals


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