The Kingdom of Cambodia has a fledgling football community. You get the most comprehensive coverage here.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Better late than never
The video for the Phnom Penh Crown 2-2 draw with Preah Khan Reach on 7 July has just surfaced. Goals from Sok Pheng and Khim Borey for Crown (in blue) and two from David Njoku for PKR. Although the video doesn't capture the incident in full, the follow-up where Preah Khan Reach surround and manhandle the referee, Khuon Virak, who subsequently changes his mind and disallows the goal is there for all to see. Both the referee and linesman had initially allowed the goal but were persuaded by the opposition to alter their decision. How does that happen? Did they have the benefit of video replay? Unfortunately, the match officials do not have to explain their decisions or their behaviour, so they can get away with murder.