Monday, January 20, 2014

Fixtures announced

The FFC have finally issued the fixtures for the  first round of matches in this season's Metfone C-League campaign. They have switched the kick-off times at the Olympic Stadium to 4pm and 6pm, under floodlights. Lets hope the standard of the floodlights is better than it has been previously. Fans have been calling for more evening football, rather than the heat of the day 2pm kick-offs and the FFC have heard the call. However, it needs good floodlights for it to be a success and the lux value of the lights when measured by the AFC wasn't anywhere near high enough for serious competitive matches. Games to be played at the Old/Army Stadium will kick off earlier, at 1.45pm and 3.45pm I believe. Anyway, here are the fixtures.
1st Round:
Sun 26 Jan v AEU – 6pm at Olympic Stadium
Sun 2 Feb v Army – 6pm at Olympic Stadium
Sun 9 Feb v Kirivong – 6pm at Olympic Stadium
Sun 16 Feb v BBU – 4pm at Olympic Stadium
Sat 22 Feb v Boeung Ket – 4pm at Olympic Stadium
Sat 1 Mar v Albirex Niigata – 6pm at Olympic Stadium
Sat 29 Mar v TriAsia PP – 6pm at Olympic Stadium
Sat 5 Apr v National Police – 6pm at Olympic Stadium
Sat 26 Apr v NagaCorp – 6pm at Olympic Stadium
Sat 17 May v Svay Rieng – 6pm at Olympic Stadium
Sat 24 May v Western Uni – 3.45pm at Army Stadium.

The 2nd Round fixtures will be published at a later date. Don't hold your breath.


Anonymous said...

Andy, the lights are just the same! Hopeless. I saw them just at the Hun Sen Cup and the matches vs Singapore team. Further,Alexander Duric said Olympic Stadium was the worst pitch he has ever played on! and at 43 he sure would have played on a lot.
Also, Keo Sokngon was playing for Beoung Ket and Sok Rithy for Naga, so nothing happened about their missing the SEA Games.

Andy Brouwer said...

I heard what the Singapore team thought of the pitch. Its worrying if the floodlights have not been improved and yet the FFC want games to kick-off at 6pm...very worrying.
As for the players who weren't allowed to go to the SEA Games - it makes no sense at all. But how often are we left saying that...