Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spotlight on The Prince

When he's not scoring goals, defenders will try to keep him off the pitch and receiving treatment. Pic:
Everyone will have their eye on the progress of The Prince - Uche Prince Justine - as he starts life with his new club Phnom Penh Crown. Last season's top goalscorer and Golden Boot winner in the CPL, with 21 goals in 18 games and aged just 18 years old, the powerfully-built Nigerian-born striker looks set to rule the roost again this time around, with two goals in his team's 8-1 demolition of Wat Phnom on Saturday. And if truth be told, I reckon he had his foot slightly off the gas pedal against the club that gave him his Cambodian opportunity last term. He admitted in his post-match interview for the tv cameras that he felt sad to score against his former family. Crown, his new team, look destined to begin the season with a flourish, with their opening six games against what most will term the C-League's also-rans, and I fully expect six wins from those matches before they start facing some of the better line-ups. Whoever they play, The Prince showed he's a match for anyone last season and I don't expect this campaign to be any different. The photos here are from the camera of Nick Sells, who's a regular at most of the C-League matches throughout the season.
Another attempt by Wat Phnom to keep The Prince at bay. Pic:
The Prince turns Wat Phnom defender Nathan Nwaowu inside out. Pic:
Devastating on the pitch, he's a nice guy off it too, as he explains his sorrow scoring against his old team. Pic:

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