However, all Cambodian eyes will be on the second match at 4pm to see whether Phnom Penh Crown can repeat their deserved success from Saturday. In a confident display, they comfortably beat Don Bosco 3-0 to send the thousands in the stadium into raptures and set up an intriguing match this afternoon. Their opponents are Abahani, who despite losing to Neftchi, looked strong in defence and up front, Ibrahim Awudu, will be a key player. If he performs well, Crown will need to be on their mettle to contain him. For Crown, players like Kouch Sokumpheak, Kingsley Njoku and Chan Chaya will need to perform as well as they did on Saturday to test the Abahani defence. After their first game success, expectation is high amongst the Cambodian public for more Crown success.
Crown's Kingsley Njoku asks to hear the crowd after he scored the 1st goal on Saturday. Photo: Tep Phany, FFC.