Piash Ahmed Nova strucks two against India in SAFF U-20 Championship as Bangladesh earn 2-1 win over the neighbouring nation in their second match at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India on Wednesday (Jul 27).
Fresh from a single-goal win over Sri Lanka in their tournament opener, the boys in red and green came strongly against the hosts to notch up consecutive victories in the inaugural U-20 Championship.
Nova, also a player of Bashundhara Kings, gave Bangladesh the lead in the 29th minute with a brilliant left-footed strike inside the box after Indian defenders fumbled to clear a long ball from Bangladesh, who rattled the woodwork twice prior.
Six minutes later, Gurkirat Singh levelled the margin with an eye-catching header inside the box but Bangladesh restored the lead with the 10-grade student - Nova – converting from the spot one minute into the stoppage time of the first half.
Bangladesh will play their third match against Maldives on Friday (Jul 27).