Just before I left for Tajikistan on 22 September, it has come to light that the Cambodia national team played a secret, behind-closed-doors friendly match with the Malaysian national team, two days earlier, with the Malays winning 3-0. Both sides wanted the match without any media attention as the game wasn't an official international friendly. "Since it was just a sparring match, we decided to keep it low key," said the Malaysian team manager. The match was played at the Wisma FAM center with goals from Mohd Zaquan Adha Abdul Radzak and Mohd Safee Sali sealing a 3-0 win for the home team. I think this has only been reported in the Malaysian media, who wondered why it was a big secret.
The match tonight has been confirmed that the Cambodia national team will meet the Malaysian U-23 team, or will they. I'm not convinced they have an U-23 team. They call their junior sides Harimua Muda and they have two as far as I can tell. The Harimua Muda A squad (Under-22) under Kim Swee are currently playing
in the Singapore League (and played last night) while the Harimau Muda B squad (Under-19),
training under Ismail Ibrahim, played in the Malaysian Premier League this year. Your guess is as good as mine.