Saturday, February 11, 2012
It's all the rage
As expected, National Police made short work of Chhlam Samuth in the 3rd place play-off for the Hun Sen Cup this afternoon, just 24 hours after the two teams lost out in the semi-finals. There seems to be a penchant for name changes this season with two Policemen sporting new monikers for the new campaign. Sophal Udom, Police captain and member of the national team squad from time to time, is now to be known as Srey Udom, and he put the Police ahead from the penalty spot. There other two goals, either side of half-time came courtesy of Long Nasy, who has undergone a transformation into So Rasy. Goodness knows how or why these players have changed their names. I know Cambodian coaches have a habit of tampering with player's dates of birth but have these players been playing under assumed names up til now? The FFC have previously accepted their old names and now their new versions, so they're involved. Perhaps they'd like to comment. The cup final is at 4pm tomorrow, between, as everyone guessed, Naga and Preah Khan. I expect the latter to repeat their success of last term and capture the cup. Naga have their own name changer in Choun Chum, who use to be Chin Chum, having played in the league and for the national team for a long time, but only now, decided to amend his identity. The plot thickens.