Monday, December 19, 2011

Unveiling plans

With the new football season in Cambodia fast approaching, all teams entering the Hun Sen Cup this season must submit their playing squads to the football federation ahead of the start of the competition, to be played in five regional centers, from 7 January. The involvement of the C-League clubs has now been put back until the first week of February. This cup is treated as the pre-season warm-up ahead of the domestic league campaign, likely to begin in April, though no word yet from the FFC on an official start date. At Phnom Penh Crown, coach David Booth and his coaching staff have been busy putting a number of trialists, both as part of the normal pre-season intake of new faces as well as following the open trials on 10 and 11 December, through their paces and decisions are being made as to which players will be signed by the club. Crown will hold a press conference in the week before their first involvement in the Hun Sen Cup to announce the additions to their playing squad, to unveil their new playing kit and for interviews with coach David Booth and his players, ahead of the new season. The club will also undertake a short pre-season tour outside the country from the middle of January as part of their preparation.
In another positive development, the club have begun construction of 2 futsal artificial grass floodlit pitches at their RSN Stadium in Tuol Kork. This will take a couple of months to complete and will greatly enhance the training facilities for the Crown first-team and Academy players, as well as being made available for rental by other clubs and associations.


Anonymous said...

Good. Andy, do you think PPC win the Hun Sen Cup 2012 Title?

I was told that PPC strong mainly because of foreign players. I don't think like that. I hope PPC can show the critics they are wrong.

PPC's fan

Andy Brouwer said...

Well, PPCFC will be aiming to win it, but so will everyone else. We fell early in the cup last season so we'd like to do better than that.
We have lost a lot of our experienced players, who were the ones who made us so strong last season. For the league games we also had our foreign players but for HSCup games we cannot play its up to the local players to show what they can do.