The Phnom Penh Crown Academy boys are overseas again. Well, ten of them are anyway, in Singapore, invited by the organizers to take part in the Singapore Soccer Sizes 2012 tournament, more specifically in the U-14 Charity Cup involving teams from at least seven nations. Yesterday they were in a football clinic with ex-Arsenal star Ray Parlour. This morning they played three games in a mini-group and won all three matches, rather convincingly, to move through to the semi-finals of the cup, which will be played tomorrow (Sun) morning just after 9am. Their results this morning were as follows:
PPCFC 4-0 Hevea MK, Palembang (Indonesia)
PPCFC 6-0 Muhammadiyah Assoc (Singapore)
PPCFC 5-0 Youth Football Home, Phuket (Thailand)
Last year the Crown youngsters did well to finish third in the U-14 competition but they are one year older and wiser this time around and it certainly showed in today's group games. Head coach Bouy Dary is in charge of the boys and sent me the results by sms as the internet connection in the hotel is so poor. I should have more information tomorrow.
Sunday update: This morning the Academy boys continued their winning way in the semi-final meeting with Rumah Faith Home from Malaysia. A 6-0 win puts the Academy through to this afternoon's final, where they will meet Bali Sports Foundation from Indonesia, who were last year's champions. So far so good, four matches, 21 goals scored and none conceded.