Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sokumpheak's big day

Sokumpheak with Fabio Cannavaro, flanked by teammates Khim Borey and Sok Sovan
Kouch Sokumpheak is acknowledged by most football fans to be Cambodia's number one player for the last few years. He was an outstanding member of the Khemara Keila team before joining Phnom Penh Crown last season and top-scoring with 19 goals as Crown won the league championship and reached the final of the AFC President's Cup. He's been a nailed-on certainty in the Cambodian national team since his debut in 2006. And this coming Saturday will be another big date in the calendar for him, his marriage to Oeu Ravy. Yesterday he warmed up for the big occasion by meeting one of his footballing heroes, Fabio Cannavaro. He also took his dog to yesterday's training session, so will appeal to dog lovers as well as football fans. 500 guests have been invited to celebrate the wedding party on Saturday, for one of the nicest guys you could meet. Have a great day Sokumpheak and Ravy.
Sokumpheak gets to meet with Fabio Cannavaro yesterday
Sokumpheak takes his dog to yesterday's training session
The man himself in a more traditional football pose
Sokumpheak and his future wife Ravy enjoy the beach


Anonymous said...

Observation. Fabio Cannavaro is taller than PPCs Sok Sovann! Also, as Sovann is unavailable for selection/not playing in the U21 warm-up matches, as well as the Brunei tournament, will he now lose his place in Lee's U21/U23 national teams to PKRs Moul Daravoan?

Andy Brouwer said...

You'll have to ask Lee Tae-Hoon about the selection of players for the national teams.
PPCFC are currently in their pre-season preparation and need ALL of their contracted players together for this, hence why Sovan has not been seen in a Cambodia shirt recently.