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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Crown on tour
The PPCFC seniors and academy squads at a ground near you this weekend - click to enlarge
With the Cambodian national team in the Philippines with four of Phnom Penh Crown's finest amongst their ranks, the remainder of Crown's squad heads for the northwest provinces of Cambodia early tomorrow morning in a weekend tour designed to bring one of the country's best clubs into contact with as many football lovers in that part of the Kingdom as possible. Kicking off in Kompong Chhnang, the Crown seniors will meet a select team at 9am before moving onto Pursat, where they will meet Ratanakea FC, the top team in the city at 3pm. A quick dash to sleep overnight in Poipet, Crown will meet a local Thai team on Saturday afternoon, before heading to Battambang early on Sunday morning to meet Thaneakea Srov FC at 10am. They will attend the finals of the SALT Academy league in the afternoon, before heading back to Phnom Penh, their task of bringing top level football to the northwest masses complete. The full squad, minus Sokumpheak, Borey, Seiha and Suhana, will make the trek, and will be accompanied by the Academy squad, who will also take the opportunity to play three games, including a mouth-watering clash against the best female team in the country, Battambang's Mighty Girls, on Sunday morning. It promises to be an eye-opener for all concerned and another step on the ladder of Crown's multifaceted community and fan engagement program, that the club is committed to.