Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tired and well beaten

Kirivong's Felix Ndukwe used his strength and muscle to get two goals yesterday
Wat Phnom have just played three games in seven days and it showed. Despite getting a boost from a goal after just 30 seconds of their game yesterday, they then rolled over and died, letting Kirivong walk all over them, particularly in the 2nd half, to record a comprehensive 6-1 win in the Metfone C-League. Wat Phnom were on a high after beating Khemara in midweek and that continued when skipper Phlong Chanthou rose highest to nod home before most people had taken their seats in the stand. But for Wat Phnom it was downhill after that. On six minutes, In Vichheka stole in to toe-poke the ball under the keeper to equalize and fellow striker Un Sopeak was lying on the deck when he saw his effort trickle over the goal-line for Kirivong's second after twenty minutes. It was one-way traffic after the break with In Vichheka claiming his second, Felix Ndukwe getting a brace and using his strength to good effect, before Sen Komsen wrapped it up with a walk-in sixth. Far too easy for Kirivong. And how referee Khoun Ly managed to book six players is beyond me.
A comprehensive 6-1 win for Kirivong yesterday will please their fans
For Wat Phnom, 3 games in 7 days was simply too much to take

1 comment:

Andy Brouwer said...

Felix Ndukwe is my STAR of the week that I choose in the Phnom Penh Post Khmer sports edition every Friday.
Why? Well here's why:
Kirivong’s new signing this season from Indonesian football, Felix Ndukwe, who is Nigerian by birth, used his upper-body strength and football know-how to engineer a couple of goals for himself in Kirivong’s 6-1 success over Wat Phnom on Saturday. He was kicking himself at the end of the match when he fluffed a great chance to register a hat-trick but he is pleased with his own early season form, being new to Cambodia and the C-League. Now 25 years old, he spent seven years in Indonesian football, most recently with Medan Jaya and PSS Sleman and has plied his footballing talents in other countries as well. Certainly Kirivong will be hoping his muscle and experience in the midfield area of the field will pay off for them this season.