Monday, January 24, 2011

Familiar faces

Keo Sokngorn nailing his colours to the mast of his new Thai club side
A few familiar faces were spotted at the Hun Sen Cup matches at Olympic Stadium yesterday including teenage national team striker Keo Sokngorn, who came along to watch his former club Phnom Penh Crown sail through to the next round. Sokngorn netted 15 goals for Crown last season before deciding to try his luck in pastures new for the coming season, recently signing for Thai Regional Division 2 team Samut Sakhon FC. He met up with the Cambodian national team coach Lee Tae-Hoon at the ground though it's unlikely that Sokngorn will feature in the forthcoming AFC Challenge Cup matches against Macau as they clash with the start of the Thai league season in the 2nd week of February. Two more former Crown players from last season, Sani Saidu and Friday Nwakuna, will also be plying their trade in Thailand, for Division 1 team Songkhla FC and were at the game as well, alongwith former Crown manager Makara Be. Two players who I didn't see were Prince Justine and Julius Ononiwu, who have signed up with Thai Division 1 team Chula United, who have just this minute changed their name to, wait for it...Big Bang Chulalongkorn University. Yes, BB-CU FC. Don't ask.
Prince Justine (middle) and Julius Ononiwu (right) join BB-CU FC

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