MATCH CENTRE

WED 18 JANUARY 2017, 21:00, STADE DE L'AMITIE

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Cameroon beat Guinea-Bissau to top Group A

by Staff Reporter

Wed January 18, 23:25

Cameroon moved top of Group A following a 2-1 win over Guinea-Bissau in an exciting 2017 Africa Cup of Nations clash at the Stade de l'Amitié in the Gabonese city of Libreville on Wednesday evening.

Piqueti's solo effort looked to have set Djurtus on course for an unlikely victory, but the Indomitable Lions rallied in the final half-hour through goals from Sébastien Siani and Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui to take control of their group.

The Indomitable Lions next face hosts Gabon with Guinea-Bissau taking on Burkina Faso at the same time on Sunday.

The African minnows opened the scoring as early as the 13th minute through Portugal-based Piqueti. Having picked up the ball from well within his half, the midfielder set about on a long-busting run which eventually resulted in a superb solo goal - his right-footed strike cannoning into the roof of the net.

Cameroon surged forward in search of the equaliser and should have been level at the break. Vincent Aboubakar, who returned from suspension for the clash, missing an absolute sitter two minutes before the interval.

Guinea-Bissau were unlucky not to go two goals up in the 54th minute with Ngadeu-Ngadjui producing a last-ditch clearance to deny Frédéric Mendy.

The four-time champions made good use of the slice of luck as they pulled level through Siani in the 61st minute. His powerful shot whistling past Jonas Mendes in the Guinea-Bissau goal.

Cameroon would seal all three points in the 78th minute. Ngadeu-Ngadjui with the low finish following good work by man-of-the-match Christian Bassogog.

Cameroon (0) 2 (Siani 61' Ngadeu-Ngadjui 78')

Guinea Bissau (1) 1 (Piqueti 13')

Cameroon: Ondoa; Oyongo, Teikeu, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Fai - N'Jie (Toko Ekambi 46'), Siani, Mandjeck (N'Koulou 63'), Bassogog - Aboubakar (Tambe 63'), Moukandjo

Guinea-Bissau: Jonas; Mamadu Cande, Juary, Rudinilson, Dabo - Piqueti (I.Camara 50'), Junior Santos, Nanissio, Toni Silva (Sami 66') - F.Mendy (A.Camara 81'), Zezinho

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE STADE DE L'AMITIE
CAMEROON GOALS GUINEA-BISSAU GOALS
15. Sébastien Siani (61') 18. Piqueti Djassi Brito Silva (13')
5. Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (78')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
CAMEROON STARTING LINEUP GUINEA-BISSAU STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
4
Defender
31'
14
Defender
6
Defender
22
Defender
19
Defender
5
Defender
78'
5
Defender
4
Midfielder
46'
7
Defender
7
Midfielder
22'
63'
14
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
61'
15
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
8
Midfielder
13'
50'
18
Forward/Striker
13
Forward/Striker
81'
13
Forward/Striker
63'
10
Forward/Striker
66'
15
SUBSTITUTIONS
Karl Toko Ekambi
Forward/Striker
46'
20
Idrissa Camara
Midfielder
50'
20
Robert Ndip Tambe
Forward/Striker
63'
18
Leocisio Sami
Forward/Striker
66'
17
Nicolas N'Koulou
Defender
63'
3
Abel Issa Camará
Forward/Striker
81'
9
CARDS
Georges Mandjeck
Midfielder
22'
14
Juary Soares
Defender
31'
14
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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