Saturday, August 30, 2014

Crown invited to join

The formal invitation to PPCFC
Phnom Penh Crown were officially invited to join the upcoming Toyota Mekong Club Championship 2014 at a ceremony at the Olympic Stadium this afternoon. Hao Tien, the Vice President of Toyota Motors joined with Crown President Rithy Samnang and FFC General Secretary Kul Sophana to mark the invitation for the tournament that will be held in Ho Chi Minh City with the champions of 4 Mekong countries - Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. It promises to be an intriguing tournament, the first of its kind, from 31 Oct-2 Nov. Word on the terraces is that the Vietnamese champions, Becamex Binh Duong have been drawn against Crown in the semi-final. The winning team will receive prize money of $75,000 with the runners-up receiving $50,000, third place $30,000 and 4th place $10,000. Joining the officials at the ceremony were Crown stars Kouch Sokumpheak and Bin Thierry, taking time off their national team duties, and head coach Sam Schweingruber.

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