The underdogs held on for about an hour, until Cameroon got the breakthrough from a corner. Yaya Banana rose up to head home in the 66th minute.
Many fan comments reveal that they are quite curious about Banana's name. Then three minutes later Stephane Bahoken was fortunate that the ball bounced his way for an easy shot close to goal. He made sure the defending champions took a 2-0 lead.
The result will increase Cameroon's s confidence as there is a lot of pressure on Clarence Seedorf's team ,even though they don't have as many star players as some of the other Afcon favourites.
Cameroon have been popular with neutrals ever since they inspired Africa at Italia '90 and from the reactions on Twitter below, we can see that it remains the case.
Why we love the AFCON.— AFCON NEWS (@AfconN) June 25, 2019
Watch Defending Champions Cameroon 🇨🇲 arriving at the stadium in style. That's why they call them #IndomintableLions#CMRGUI
In Yaounde they say #AllezLesLions pic.twitter.com/GjWfVQmFxv
Cameroon already up 2-0. Sensational 😍😍😍— Biso na Biso (@biso_____) June 25, 2019
#AllezLesLions have arrived 🔥⚽— SuperSport ⚽️🏆 (@SuperSportTV) June 25, 2019
Quick-fire goals from Yaya Banana & Stephane Bahoken see Cameroon take a 2-0 lead against Guinea-Bissau with 15 minutes remaining.#TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/3aolZzCdyO
Then Cameroon had this funny kit after that nice sleeveless one! pic.twitter.com/pQcJzyq36K— Apostolo ya bolingo 🇿🇦 🇧🇼 (@AlbaMokopane) June 25, 2019
Yaya Banana, what a name. Just scored for Cameroon. And Lieke Martens just scored for Holland, reminds me of a pair of shite Doc Martens I had once.— Blah Blah Blah (@old_punky) June 25, 2019
AFRICA can never have RENAISSANCE with the mentality that's has been displayed in the game between Cameroon vs Guinea Bissau. It's a shame that the team wore similar clothes in a game of that magnitude.#AFCON2019— Maina Gatundu🇰🇪 (@mainawagatundu) June 25, 2019
The indomitable Lions of Cameroon have won their first match at the 2019 African Cup of Nations. The lions defeated Guinea Bissau 2-0. Goals scored during the second half of the Match by Yaha Banana and Stephane Bahoken. Zambo Anguissa has been named the Man of the Match.— Mimi237 (@Mimimefo237) June 25, 2019
Congrats to Cameroon for the outstanding performance.— Eurafrika (@eurafrika) June 25, 2019
I see you reaching the finals.
G.Bissau played very well but it seems it was only their defence that was solid. If they want to win a game then the coach needs to strengthen all departments of the team. And Cameroon Chupou Moutin was just a waste in today's game.#EIBAFCON— betty yawson (@yawson_betty) June 25, 2019
My man Seedorf balling with Cameroon pic.twitter.com/vB6XqxpVLQ— Hououin Kyouma ⓭ (@AlessioTackle) June 25, 2019
Cameroon are playing VERY good defending their trophy— rawnak (@fetishzain) June 25, 2019