Tuesday, August 17, 2010
3rd place up for grabs
The fall-out from the weekend's Metfone C-league semi-finals is that Naga will meet Build Bright on Friday afternoon, 3.30pm at Olympic Stadium, to decide who gets the 3rd place finish. Naga won the title last year and finished top of the table during the regular season but their 4-2 defeat by Phnom Penh Crown on Sunday has relegated them to a best-possible 3rd place. BBU, who lost out to Preah Khan 2-1 on Saturday, will be looking to recapture their fine league form which saw them end up in second spot. Naga will be without their skipper Sun Sovanrithy who was dismissed in the semi, but they will have goal-poacher Teab Vathanak (above) looking to add to his tally and even catch the Golden Boot winner-in-waiting Julius Ononiwu, though he'll have to score 4 goals to manage it. Meanwhile, BBU will look to the striking duo of Nuth Sinoun and Nelson Oladiji to fire them into third place. I won't be able to get to the game on Friday but I will forecast the winner - and Naga Corp get my vote.