A 14th-minute strike by Nations Cup hero Vincent Aboubakar was the difference as the two sides locked horns at the Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet on Friday night.
Hugo Broos made only two changes from the side that started last month’s historic final victory over Egypt, introducing Aboubakar and Andre Zambo Anguissa in place of Sebastien Siani and Robert Ndip Tambe.
Aboubakar-whose goal was the decider in the final in Gabon-continued with his fine form of late when he fired the Indomitable Lions ahead after only 14 minutes, converting Benjamin Moukandjo’s free kick into the box.
The strike was the 25-yeqr-old’s eighth in his last ten matches for both Besiktas and Cameroon, including two goals for his club side and eight for the Turkish giants.
The match was a good opportunity for Broos to give first-choice goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa some game time in the friendly win. Only last week, the stopper played his first club match in 370 days for Sevilla, but was dismissed in the 78th minute in a 2-1 triumph over Real Zaragoza.
Broos handed debutant Anguissa a start despite shunning his call up for the Afcon, while Schalke’s Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting also returned with a cameo from the bench.
Cameroon next take on Guinea in Brussels on Tuesday 28 March.