Saturday, September 17, 2011

Arrived safely

The Crown players and officials at Phnom Penh international airport before departure
Phnom Penh Crown arrived safe and sound in Kaohsiung this evening, just after 9.30pm, after spending two and a half hours flying to Taiwan from Ho Chi Minh City, where they endured a 4-hour stop-over. Everything went pretty much to schedule and the players are now getting a good nights sleep before breakfast at 8.30am tomorrow and a training session on the national stadium pitch. All five of the foreign teams in the AFC President's Cup competition are staying in the same hotel, the Garden Villa, and Crown coach David Booth has already bumped into his former coaching colleague from Burma, who was with him when David coached the Myanmar national team between 2000-2003. He's now the coach of Yadanarbon, who Crown meet on Wednesday. Small world. On arrival at Kaohsiung airport David gathered his team together for a pep-talk just to make sure that everyone is singing from the same songsheet. Flying with the team was Crown president Rithy Samnang and his wife.
Modern footballers are never far from their lap-tops these days
A quick pep-talk from Crown coach David Booth on arrival at Kaohsiung airport

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