India U-16 football team beats Cameroon U-16 in friendly match

Ridge Melvin (1st minute) and Rohit Danu (20th) scored to give India a comfortable lead at the half-time, though Cameroon reduced the margin in the second half.

The Indian U-16 team strikes a pose before the match.   -  AIFF

India U-16 team registered a 2-1 victory over Cameroon U-16 side in a friendly match in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Ridge Melvin (1st minute) and Rohit Danu (20th) scored to give India a comfortable lead at the half-time, though Cameroon reduced the margin 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.

The Indian attackers continued to press hard to double the lead and they did not need to wait for more to breach the Cameroonian defence once again.

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

Cameroon attackers, who were lurking inside the Indian half, finally found the back of the net in the 63rd minute.

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