Monday, May 14, 2012

On the practice pitch

PPCFC coach David Booth getting his point across at today's training session
I find it hard to believe that the internet access in a $200 per night hotel can be so piss poor. It's taken me an age to post a couple of photos, so there's no chance of me watching any footy videos on YouTube, especially as we've loaded a couple more from the AFC President's Cup. The Phnom Penh Crown team are just back from a training session at the old Tampines Rovers ground. The pitch was a bit boggy, the sun was hot and the team put in maximum effort for an hour. We play Tampines on Wednesday but will play the game at the 4,000-seat Clementi Stadium, which they are now using as their home ground this season (their highest attendance this season is 1,228). The Crown players will have dinner at 7.30pm and then relax before retiring for an early night. They are here to do a job and the focus is totally on football. The 17-strong squad is as follows: goalkeepers Yok Ary and Sam Chamrouen. The defenders are Tieng Tiny, Sok Sovan, Pheak Rady, Chan Dara and Vi Lika. In midfield we have Ouk Sothy, Chhun Sovanna, Sos Suhana and Henry Asonibe. Our forwards are Kouch Sokumpheak, Khim Borey, Kingsley Njoku, Sok Pheng, Hong Pheng and Melvin Tarley. Two members of the squad had an exciting morning, as they'd never flown before and have never been overseas, namely Yok Ary and Vi Lika.
Sok Pheng and Pheak Rady listen to their coach

Henry Asonibe, Hong Pheng and Sos Suhana listen in

Training began with some warm-ups at the Tampines Rovers stadium

Chhun Sovanna takes on Henry Asonibe at sprints

Khim Borey trying some target practice

More shooting practice from Khim Borey

The players getting changed at Tampines ground - reminded me of the Army Stadium


Anonymous said...

buy one SIM CARD and use internet from your phone. Wifi is everywhere in Singapore.

Andy Brouwer said...

You obviously haven't seen my telephone! It's lap-top or nothing.

Anonymous said...

Good luck tomorrow my team :)