Saturday, November 23, 2013

Crown unveil Bisan's arrival

PPCFC's latest capture, goalscoring striker George Bisan
Phnom Penh Crown coach Sam Schweingruber today announced his latest acquisition ahead of the new season, by unveiling George Bisan as the club's latest foreign signing. Sam had this to say; "George had an outstanding goal-scoring record for the past 2 years and if he'd played more often would have won the Golden Boot award last season. Initially we were not looking at foreign players in Cambodia but when George asked to train to stay fit, he impressed us with superb work-rate, strong abilities to go past defenders with pace and ability to score at important moments! We believe George has the potential to be better than what Cambodia has seen of him so far and we look forward to working with him to realize our and his dream of success." George has spent the last two seasons with Boeung Ket after arriving in Cambodia in February 2012. After a successful 1-month trial, he was signed by the Rubbermen and was immediately loaned out to Chhlam Samuth for the 2012 season, where he top scored with 14 goals, despite their relegation. Last season he returned to his host club and netted 18 goals to finish a close second to the Golden Boot winner, Khuon Laboravy. C-League runners-up Boeung Ket used him sparingly at times and he was not included in their AFC Presidents Cup squad, so it was a frustrating season for the striker. With his Boeung Ket contract ended, he's moved to Crown and commented; "I'm very happy to join PPCFC, more than ever before, as they treat everyone equally as part of one team and that is what football should be about. I'm really looking forward to the new season with my new teammates." The well-built striker began life in Kaduna City in Nigeria on 30 January 1992, one of three children and at age four moved with his family to the Nigerian capital Abuja. He attended the Federal Service & Technical College in Kafanchan and played for the Waco Boys Academy in Abuja city for seven years, becoming State League champions when he was 14. Most of the time he played as an attacking midfielder. He joined Maracana FC in the State League for just under a year, but found himself on the bench because of his age and so jumped at the opportunity to come to Cambodia, where he has already proved that his power and pace frightens defences, with 32 goals in just two seasons.

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