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Cameroon begin AFCON defence with Guinea-Bissau victory

Sports Mole | Cameroon launched the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations title with a routine 2-0 Group F victory over Guinea-Bissau.

Yaya Banana and Stephane Bahoken were on target for the Indomitable Lions at the Ismailia Stadium in Egypt.

Christian Bassogog should have put Clarence Seedorf’s Cameroon ahead just past the half-hour mark when Karl Toko Ekambi burst down the left and his cutback found Bassogog but he shanked his effort horribly over with goalkeeper Jonas Mendes out of position having attempted to close down Ekambi.

Guinea-Bissau offered little going forward with their best opportunities falling to Judilson Gomes and Juary Soares, who both fired over.

Banana opened the scoring after 66 minutes when he got on the end of a corner from Ekambi to head low past Mendes into the net.

It was 2-0 just three minutes later when a defensive mix-up in the Guniea-Bissau box saw an attempted clearance hit Sory Mane and the ball then dropped for Bahoken to calmly slot home.

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19 comments

  1. There is a hard road ahead. Just wait and see the nyamfekak team

  2. Give credit where it’s due. When your nation or national team fights hard to win a game, let’s all congratulate them. This divisive spirit in Cameroonians is very detrimental and will hurt for generations to come. We are defending champions and it sure feels good to win our first game. Whether you like it or not, it doesn’t cancel the fact that Cameroon has won. We will make it all the way through, not yet time to go home.. Those lions will roar loud enough to obliterate any opponent.

  3. Allez les Lions.

  4. ?? ?? ?? Congratulations? Cameroon and Congratulations coach; clearance Seeduff and Patrick cluvert. Good start

  5. Congratulations? Cameroon and Congratulations coach; clearance Seeduff and Patrick cluvert. Good start

  6. Trivia: Did you know both of cameroons goalkeepers are from the same family? André Onana the Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for Dutch club Ajax and the Cameroon national team, as a goalkeeper and his cousin, Fabrice Ondoa, also plays as a goalkeeper. Born in Yaoundé, Ondoa joined FC Barcelona in 2009, aged 13, after starting it out at Samuel Eto’o Foundation. André Onana was born in Nkol Ngok joined Barcelona in 2010, aged 13, after starting out at the same Samuel Eto’o Foundation.

    • @Korack
      Good observation. It has always been the undeclared policy of the power brokers to show the world that the nation’s football talent is concentrated in a small corner, possibly in a single family. Remember also Omam Biyick, Kana Biyick?

      • Total Africa Cup of Nations AFCON Prize money 2019
        Champions: $4.5m
        Runners-up: $2.5m
        Semi-finalists: $2.0m
        Quarter-finalists: $800,000
        Groups/third: $575,000
        Groups/fourth: $475,000
        Total: $16.4 million

      • @John Dinga Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik the French-born Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Kayserispor and the Cameroon national team is the son of André Kana-Biyik. Kana-Biyik was a former member of the France under-21 team. In 2012 decided to play for Cameroon at senior level

      • @John Dinga David Pierre Eto’o the Cameroonian professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Eding Sport FC. He is the younger brother of Samuel Eto’o, while a younger brother Etienne also played for Real Mallorca. His father was also Named David .Eto’o was called up to the Cameroon national football team, and made his professional debut in a 2–0 2018 African Nations Championship qualification win over Sao Tome and Principe on 12 August 2017

      • @John Dinga Legendary Canon FC of Yaounde have completed the signing of 24 year old striker KUNDE EMMANUEL JUNIOR on a deal from Equatorial Guinean side Panthere FC.JUNIOR,the last child amongst Cameroon football Legend KUNDE EMMANUEL’s four children joins CANON, a club his Dad equally played for as he looks to relaunch his career following numerous injury disruptions.A dependable striker,who featured in 14 elite two games for EDING FC in the 2015 season, scored six goals before moving to BAMBOUTOUS FC in June 2016 only to leave six months later to Equatorial Guinea,comes back with a bag of experience.

      • @John Dinga Stéphane Bahoken , Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Angers.is the son of Pauline Medzina, younger sister of the deceased Cameroonian actress Serange Medzina and Paul Bahoken, who played for the Cameroon national football team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup as a forward. Paul Bahoken is a retired Cameroonian professional footballer. He competed for the Cameroon national football team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup as a forward. At club level he played in France for Troyes AC, AS Cannes, Valenciennes, Olympique Alès, and Stade Raphaëlois.

  7. A savage team?Push and shove the referee?

    • @ Blue86 If di win vex you, go enter bottle. huraaaah les Lions. It’s the end of the first match of each group in the African cup of nations and I didn’t see any country called Ambazonia playing. Kikikiki.

  8. Ambazonians can’t play football.
    Bravo les lions.

  9. A victory is always good..But I think the team has a long way to go..They still dont play collectively and need to work hard on finishing..To defend that title, they need to improve- Guinea Bissau is no name in african football..Against Ghana they need to play as a team..
    If not, they will come out at the first round of the qualifying stage..I hope we dont blame the Referee and start complaining racism as we did when those arrogant and poorly behaved girls lost to a very strong and organized English team..
    @Bikutsi:- lets Analyse sports as cameroonians with different political backgrounds and stop this primitivity with Ambazonian not able to play..Fai and Njie Clinton are from southern cameroon..Ndip akem, tataw, etc..so stop this unnecessary segregation..

  10. Camer believer (Colby)

    Congratulations to our lions we expect more victories guys football is the only thing keeping us together despite politicians meddling.

  11. Total Africa Cup of Nations AFCON Prize money 2019
    Champions: $4.5m
    Runners-up: $2.5m
    Semi-finalists: $2.0m
    Quarter-finalists: $800,000
    Groups/third: $575,000
    Groups/fourth: $475,000
    Total: $16.4 million

  12. Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik the French-born Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Kayserispor and the Cameroon national team is the son of André Kana-Biyik. Kana-Biyik was a former member of the France under-21 team. In 2012 decided to play for Cameroon at senior level

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