Cameroon defender, Yaya Banana, opened scoring for a dominant Indomitable Lions team in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations clash with a stubborn Guinea-Bissau side in Ismaila on June 25.
The Greece-based defender scored for the AFCON defending champions with a 66th minute header to finally break the stubborn Guinea-Bissau’s resistance.
— Sportlite (@Sportlite1) June 25, 2019
Banana’s was quickly followed by an opportunistic second scored by substitute Stephane Bahoken just two minutes after coming on for Arnaud Sutchuin Djoum.
Guinea-Bissau just made the worst defensive error of the tournament so far, and Stephane Bahoken was in a perfect position to take advantage. Kinda hurts to watch. #CMRGNB #AFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/U96VetraFn
— Mena (@menaaaly) June 25, 2019
But for a long time in the match, it looked like Guinea-Bissau would succeed in frustrating the efforts of Seedorf’s men to begin their AFCON title defence with a win.
Christian Bassogog was the biggest culprit of the best chances that fell Cameroon’s way before Banana’s opener, wasting a couple of first half chances that fell to his path.
Guinea-Bissau goalkeeper, Jonas Mendes, pulled off a great save to deny Joyskim Tchakonte 10 minutes before half time before also denying Cameroon captain and Paris Saint-Germain forward, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, early in the second half.
Mendes’ goal was finally found by two quick-fire goals by Banana and Bahoken as Cameroon earned a victory their dominance deserved.
The result from Group F puts the AFCON defending champions top of the table pending the score from the other group match between west African rivals, Ghana and Benin Republic, later on June 25.