Sunday's opening Metfone C-League game pitted a very young and inexperienced Preah Khan Reach team, already safely in the play-offs, against a full strength Army line-up, who coasted to a 3-1 victory. Nob Tola gave the PKR boys a first-half lead but second-half strikes from Ung Dara, Chhim Chhoeurn and Pov Phearith saw the military men claim the spoils. The Metfone C-League now moves into its Super 4 play-off stage to decide the champions. Preah Khan will face Boeung Ket whilst Naga meet National Police on Sunday 9 September.
The Cambodian national team coach Hok Sochetra has made the first cut of five players from his initial 30-strong squad that has been training three times a week in preparation for the AFF Suzuki Cup in early October. They've been playing a series of friendly matches against the C-League club sides and are scheduled to meet Phnom Penh Crown at the Olympic Stadium this coming Saturday (25 Aug) at 2pm. The five to be culled from the training squad, who will go into training camp for the first two weeks of next month, followed by an overseas camp in Malaysia, are Sar Sophea (PKR), Tith Dina (Police), Sok Sovan (PPCFC), Ke Vannak (Army) and Prum Putsethy (BBU). Another five players will be released before the training camps begin.