MATCH CENTRE

TUE 25 JUNE 2019, 19:00, ISMAILIA

2
VS
0

AFCON champions off to winning start

by Staff Reporter

Tue June 25, 21:45

Reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions Cameroon got the defence of their title off to a winning start on Tuesday evening when they defeated Guinea-Bissau 2-0.

Cameroon’s triumph at the Ismailia Stadium takes them to the top of Group F, pending the result of the day’s late game between Ghana and Benin.

The Indomitable Lions had to be patient in their clash against the Djurtus, who held the score line at 0-0 for more than an hour.

However, on 66 minutes Clarence Seedorf’s side broke through, with Banana Yaya netting with a header from a Karl Toko Ekambi corner kick.

Just three minutes later Cameroon doubled their advantage, with Stephane Bahoken latching onto a rebound in the penalty area and firing home.

The Indomitable Lions will next face Ghana in Ismailia on Saturday, while Guinea-Bissau will take on Benin at the same venue later in the evening.

Cameroon (0) 2 (Yaya 66’, Bahoken 69’)
Guinea-Bissau 0

Cameroon: Onana, Dawa, Oyongo, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Yaya, Choupo-Moting (Boumal 79’), Djoum (Bahoken 67’), Mandjeck, Anguissa, Ekambi (N’Jie 68’), Bassogog

Guinea-Bissau: Jonas Mendes, Nadjack, Cande, Soares, Rudinilson, Manconi, Pele, Piqueti (Jorgino 76’), Zezinho, Mendy (Joseph Mendes 81’), Silva (Balde 71’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE ISMAILIA
CAMEROON GOALS GUINEA-BISSAU GOALS
4. Banana Yaya (66')
9. Stephane Bahoken (69')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
CAMEROON STARTING LINEUP GUINEA-BISSAU STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
6
Defender
14
Defender
66'
4
Defender
22
Defender
78'
5
Defender
58'
5
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
68'
10
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
14
18
Forward/Striker
11
Midfielder
20
Forward/Striker
79'
13
Forward/Striker
81'
13
Forward/Striker
68'
17
Forward/Striker
71'
15
SUBSTITUTIONS
Stephane Bahoken
Forward/Striker
68'
9
Mama Balde
Forward/Striker
71'
17
Clinton N'Jie
Midfielder
68'
7
Jorginho Intima
Forward/Striker
75'
11
Oliver Boumal
Forward/Striker
79'
20
Joseph Mendes
Forward/Striker
81'
19
CARDS
Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui
Defender
78'
5
Rudinilson Silva
Defender
58'
5
Oliver Boumal
Forward/Striker
85'
20
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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