Saturday, March 15, 2014

In the news today

The Football Federation have invited 29 players to attend Cambodian national team training beginning on Monday, ahead of the AFF Suzuki Cup qualifying competition to be held in October, which is seven months away. Seven Phnom Penh Crown players have been named in the provisional list and they are: Sou Yaty, Hong Pheng, Kok Boris, Bin Thierry, Sos Suhana, Kouch Sokumpheak and Khim Borey. The rest of the training squad call-up are: (Boeung Ket) Pancharong, Vathanaka, Sokngon, Samoeun, Sovan, Laboravy; (Naga) Rithy, Thavrak, Sovannrithy; (TriAsia) Chanrasmey, Simay, Sinoun, Virak, Dani; (Army) Vichet, Chhoeun, Soksana, Khemrin; (Svay Rieng) P M Udom, Sophea; (Nat Police) Piseth, Ol Ravy.

Breaking news of former Phnom Penh Crown head coach David Booth who has just taken charge of Lao Toyota FC of Vientiane in the Laos Premier League. He was the head coach of former Indian League champions Salgaocar last season before leaving and seeking a new appointment. That came earlier this week and it's a return to a country where David was the national team coach in 2010.

The 2014 Hun Sen Cup was won by National Police with a 2-0 win over BBU in the final at Olympic Stadium this evening. Goals by Noun Borey and Ol Ravy clinched it, and Police also picked up the top keeper (Prak Phearun) and most valuable player (Tith Dina) awards too. Boeung Ket's Khuon Labvoravy won top scorer award with 14 goals.


Anonymous said...

Andy I saw the list of 30 provisional players (no surprises) with their respective ages. These do not look right! Are there age restrictions for the Suzuki Cup? Are the players who missed the SEA Games flight included? Is Mr Lee still in charge?
Please print the full list of players Andy, do you know where and when the games are being held.

Anonymous said...

Andy, why are Sokngon and the others who missed the flight to the SEA Games, back in the squad. Is all forgiven. What has the FFC said about the SEA Games fiasco and coach Lee's abject performance? There is nothing in the Phnom Penh Post about it. No questions and therefore no answers. Good that Nuth Sinoun is back in the squad, someone must be advising the coach, the squad looks more balanced.

Andy Brouwer said...

National Team - no age restrictions in Suzuki Cup. This is a senior international competition. 3 of the 4 excluded from the SEA Games have been included again. yes Lee is still in charge of the team as head coach. The games will be played in October in Laos but the draw will be made in August.

I have no idea why the 3 players who missed the SEA Games have been included again. The FFC were supposed to have an investigation. There was no comment from FFC aside from a brief statement by Sao Sokha to the Phnom Penh Post. So presumably all is forgiven and brushed neatly under the carpet.