Cameroon kicked off their Africa Cup of Nations title defence with a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau in Tuesday’s Group F clash.
The 2017 winners were made to work hard for their victory in Ismailia, as both goals arrived in a three-minute period in the final half-an-hour of the match.
Yaya Banana broke inexperienced Guinea-Bissau’s resolve with a header in the 66th minute and substitute Stephane Bahoken made a swift impact by adding a second.
Guinea-Bissau almost pulled one back 18 minutes from time, only for Piqueti Silva’s header to hit the frame of Andre Onana’s goal.
The win meant Cameroon have lost only one of their last 10 Africa Cup of Nations games after losing three of their previous five.