Friday, March 26, 2010

Naga hope for a happy marriage

As mentioned a few posts ago, Prak Sovannara (right) hasn't taken long in finding himself a new club after parting company with Preah Khan Reach recently. Naga Corp, last year's champions, have stepped in to offer him a 1-year contract as their new coach and the marriage will hopefully be a happy one. Sovannara is the best homegrown coach by a country mile and though his stint at PKR ended in tears, this new one should be right up his street. His first game in charge will be against newboys Prek Pra Keila on Sunday. Another new coach, Nigerian-born Solomon Demagudu, will also make his first appearance on Sunday when his new team, Khemara Keila take on the Army boys, fresh from their Hun Sen Cup success. Demagudu was previously at the helm of Phuchung Neak, but the Navy team were relegated from the Premier League at the close of last season. Let's hope he has more luck with Kuoch Sokumpheak and his teammates. And the new coach at Preah Khan Reach is Rith Dikar after their hopes of a foreign name petered out. The new Metfone C-League kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, at 2.30pm when Phnom Penh Crown meet Wat Phnom, with last season's top scorer Prince Justine aiming to begin his Crown career with a goal or three against his former employers.

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