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Friday, December 28, 2012
Thirty head for training camp
Cambodia's new head coach Prak Sovannara has published his squad of thirty players who he will put through their paces for the next four days as he begins his serious preparation for the AFC Challenge Cup next March. Their initial target is a couple of friendly matches against Ulsan University from South Korea in the first week of next month, hence the intensive session with his thirty-strong squad over the next few days. Five of the selection come from Phnom Penh Crown with Samrith Seiha, Sos Suhana, Khim Borey and the French-Khmer imports, Bin Thierry and Kouch Dani getting the call-up. As expected Kouch Sokumpheak was not included as he's still weeks away from a return to action after his knee operation, whilst Kok Boris does not figure after suffering with injury over the last few weeks. The rest of the 30 include the following: Thavrak, Chum, Vathanak, Narith, Sovannrithy, Sopanha (Naga), Chhoeun, Soksana, Yaty, Vichet (Army), Bunchhay, Vathanaka, Pancharong, Vibol, Sokngorn (Boeung Ket), Piseth, Vutha, Ravy (Nat Police), Pallin, PM Udom, Chanraksmey, Raksmey, Veasna, Rithy (Preah Khan) and Sothearath (BBU). There's no place for Khuon Laboravy who returned to PKR's cup team surprisingly early this week after a serious knee injury with no spot either for a few other recent national squad regulars like Tum Saray, Sar Sophea, Nen Sothearoth, Moul Daravorn, In Vichheka, Pov Phearith, Khek Khemarin and Tieng Tiny.