Friday, September 10, 2010

All quiet on the footy front

It's all gone very quiet on the football front as the Cambodian national team set about getting themselves in shape for October's Suzuki Cup qualifying rounds in Laos under new South Korean coach Lee Tae-Hoon. It looks like they will move their training camp to Thanh Long in Saigon next week in order to play a couple of friendly games against the Vietnamese Olympic U23 side on 18th and 21st. Meanwhile, promotion to the Metfone C-League is top of the agenda in Battambang at the moment as teams battle it out in the Division AI play-offs. The two teams scheduled to earn the right to play in the C-League next term will be between the Commissariat Police (aka Ministry of Interior), Oddar Meanchey, Phouchung Neak and Rithy Sen from Kompong Chhnang. The two teams due to drop out are Wat Phnom and Chhma Khmao, after they propped up the rest of the 10-team C-League last season. The new league season is due to restart in April or May next year after the Hun Sen Cup competition takes place. Champions Phnom Penh Crown, who beat Preah Khan Reach 4-3 in the play-off final, are already in talks with a batch of new faces as they look to strengthen their vice-like grip on Cambodian football. Update: The Commissariat Police and Rithy Sen will join the C-League next season, after the Police triumphed 3-0 in the Division AI final.

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