Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Dikar ducks out
Rith Dikar has decided to end his stint at the club's helm, preferring instead to put his energies into his commitment with the Cambodian U-19 national team for the foreseeable future. Dikar, who took over as head coach when Prak Sovannara was replaced in March 2010, guided the Military Police-backed team to the Hun Sen Cup at the start of this season, the club's first trophy success. However, his youthful team have not been able to maintain that level of success in the Metfone C-League campaign and despite lying in third place, their head coach, who was one of a consortium who finance the team, has decided to throw his lot in with the national coaching staff ahead of the AFF U-19 Youth championships in Myanmar in September. A former national team player himself for eight years from 1999 to 2007, he previously coached the country's U-17 team and is building a solid reputation for developing young talent.