Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Who's in and out?
Cambodia national team squad for the forthcoming Suzuki Cup qualifiers in October. The new South Korean coach, still to be officially announced, who will be assisted by his new Cambodian backroom staff, will have a month and a half to get the players in tune with his tactics and style, after the current C-League campaign comes to a close and the Suzuki Cup matches kick-off in Laos. Some of the homegrown players who've shone in this season's C-league must come into the reckoning whilst others, who were in the last SEA Games squad in December but have had little matchtime since, will possibly fall from favour. In the latter category, exciting Army winger Nov Soseila has virtually disappeared off the face of the planet, whilst teammate Lorn Sotheara has also seen little pitch-time. Chan Chhaya and Touch Pancharong have seen little to no action at all, whilst Chan Dara has just made it into the Crown line-up in recent weeks, the same with Sok Rithy at Preah Khan, so they are lacking serious match practice. Meanwhile, a few faces have stood out in the C-League campaign this season and they include Kirivong's skipper Tes Sophat, Khemara's Hou Sambo, Crown's midfield general Sun Sopanha, BBU defender Rim Bunhieng and of course, Naga marksman Teab Vathanak, who was a regular in the national team until suffering a serious injury. More next week.