8/22/2018 7:50:02 PM (GMT+3)

India U16 team overcome Cameroon 2-1 in friendly

India U16 team overcome Cameroon 2-1 in friendly

NEW DELHI: India's U16 team overcame Cameroon 2-1 in a three-nation tournament in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday.

Ridge Melvin (1') and Rohit Danu (20') scored early to propel India to a comfortable lead at the half-time, but Cameroon pulled one back in the second half. 

Ridge took only 30 seconds to open the scoring against the African side when he converted a sublime Vikram cross from the left.

Four minutes later, Vikram tried once again but an alert Cameroon goalkeeper collected the ball safely.

In the 20th minute, Givson floated a long ball forward and Rohit slotted it home calmly.

Coach Bibiano Fernandes tweaked in his strategy in the second half and brought in Ravi Bahadur for Sailo at the hour-mark.

Cameroon found the back of the net in the 63rd minute to dash Niraj's hope to register a clean sheet.