Africa Cup of Nations - Group A
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Cameroon 2-1 Guinea-Bissau

Cameroon beat Guinea-Bissau at Afcon
Cameroon players celebrate their nation's first Afcon victory since beating Zambia in 2010 - a run of six matches

Four-time champions Cameroon moved top of Group A as they fought back to deny minnows Guinea-Bissau a historic first win at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau, making their debut at this year's tournament, led through Piqueti's superb solo goal.

Cameroon restored parity after the break when Sebastien Siani rifled in low from outside the penalty area.

Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui drilled in another low strike as Cameroon earned their first Afcon win since 2010.

The Indomitable Lions, historically one of the dominant forces in African international football, failed to qualify for two of the three previous tournaments and lost all three games in 2015.

But, after drawing their opening game against Burkina Faso, they are well placed to reach the quarter-finals.

They are two points clear at the top of the group after the opening three games ended in 1-1 draws.

Earlier on Wednesday, hosts Gabon fought back from 1-0 down with a goal from their star player, Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to hold Burkina Faso.

Cameroon meet Gabon and Guinea-Bissau face Burkina Faso in Monday's deciding games.

Guinea-Bissau must win to stand any chance of reaching the last eight.

Line-ups

Cameroon

  • 1Ondoa
  • 19Fai
  • 5Ngadeu-Ngadjui
  • 4Teikeu
  • 6Oyongo Bitolo
  • 13Bassogog
  • 14MandjeckBooked at 22minsSubstituted forN'Koulouat 63'minutes
  • 15Siani
  • 7N'JieSubstituted forToko Ekambiat 45'minutes
  • 8Moukandjo
  • 10AboubakarSubstituted forTambeat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mabouka Maoussi
  • 3N'Koulou
  • 9Zoua Daogari
  • 11Salli
  • 12Boya
  • 16Goda
  • 17Sutchuin-Djoum
  • 18Tambe
  • 20Toko Ekambi
  • 21Djetei
  • 22Ngwen
  • 23Mbokwe

Guinea-Bissau

  • 1Mendes
  • 4Soares Dabó
  • 5Silva
  • 14SoaresBooked at 30mins
  • 22Cande
  • 11Mendes Soares
  • 8Francisco Júnior
  • 15Brito Silva SaSubstituted forSamiat 66'minutes
  • 7Mendes Lopes
  • 18Brito SilvaSubstituted forCamaraat 51'minutes
  • 13MendySubstituted forIssa Camaráat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mendy
  • 3Camará
  • 6Mendes Umpeça
  • 9Issa Camará
  • 10Ca
  • 12Mbaye
  • 16Soares
  • 17Sami
  • 19Nunes Fernandes
  • 20Camara
  • 21Djalo Baldé
  • 23Camara Dabó
Referee:
Youssef Essrayri

Match Stats

Home TeamCameroonAway TeamGuinea-Bissau
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cameroon 2, Guinea-Bissau 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cameroon 2, Guinea-Bissau 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Ndip Tambe (Cameroon) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sébastien Siani.

  4. Post update

    Robert Ndip Tambe (Cameroon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Francisco Júnior (Guinea-Bissau).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christian Bassogog (Cameroon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Benjamin Moukandjo.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Abel Camará (Guinea-Bissau) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Cameroon. Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui tries a through ball, but Robert Ndip Tambe is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Robert Ndip Tambe (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Francisco Júnior (Guinea-Bissau).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nicolas N'Koulou (Cameroon).

  12. Post update

    Abel Camará (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Robert Ndip Tambe (Cameroon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tomás Dabó (Guinea-Bissau).

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Abel Camará (Guinea-Bissau) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomás Dabó.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (Cameroon).

  17. Post update

    Zézinho (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Collins Fai (Cameroon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sami (Guinea-Bissau).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Guinea-Bissau. Abel Camará replaces Frederic Mendy.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cameroon21103214
2Burkina Faso20202202
3Gabon20202202
4Guinea-Bissau201123-11

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Senegal11002023
2Algeria10102201
3Zimbabwe10102201
4Tunisia100102-20

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1DR Congo11001013
2Ivory Coast10100001
3Togo10100001
4Morocco100101-10

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ghana11001013
2Egypt10100001
3Mali10100001
4Uganda100101-10
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