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• The RSN Youth Cup 2015
• Proceeds will go to Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals
• 5 of the 6 matches will be televised live by Bayon TV
The opening tournament at the new RSN Stadium in Toul Kork, close to Camko City, and the home of Metfone Cambodian League Champions, Phnom Penh Crown, will take place on Friday 5th to Sunday 7th June 2015. A 4-team tournament – the RSN Youth Cup 2015 – will involve six matches played over 3 days of competition at the new stadium, with the Phnom Penh Crown Academy being joined by three of the strongest Academy (Under-18) teams in Asia, Malaysia’s Frenz United, and Chonburi and SCG Muangthong United from Thailand.
Crown President Mr Rithy Samnang, after whom the stadium is named, is the guiding force behind the 5,000-plus all-seater stadium, which has taken twenty months to construct. “This is a giant step for our club and we are honored to welcome three of the best Academies in Asia to join us for this tournament at our new stadium. I am sure it will be a spectacular beginning to a new and exciting stage in the development of our club and Cambodian football. To mark this special occasion, we will donate all the proceeds from the tournament to the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals, who provide free medical care to families in Cambodia and who do such a wonderful job in caring for sick children.”
On Friday 5th June, Phnom Penh Crown Academy will open the tournament with a 5.30PM (1730) match against Frenz United from Malaysia. The match will be televised live by Bayon TV, as will five of the six games. Crown meet Thailand’s Chonburi on Saturday 6th at 4PM (1600), and will then close the tournament with a match against SCG Muangthong United at 6PM (1800) on Sunday 7th.
The Tournament Fixtures are as follows:
Friday 5th June 2015
Game 1: 1730-1930 – PPCFC vs Frenz Utd (live on BTV)
Game 2: 2000-2200 – Muangthong Utd vs Chonburi (live on BTV)
Saturday 6th June 2015
Game 1:1600-1800 – PPCFC vs Chonburi (live on BTV)
Game 2: 1800-2000 – Frenz Utd vs Muangthong Utd
Sunday 7th June 2015
Game 1: 1600-1800 – Chonburi vs Frenz Utd (live on BTV)
Game 2: 1800-2000 – PPCFC vs Muangthong Utd (live on BTV).
The admission price for each day of the tournament will be 4,000 riel, with a prize draw on Sunday for some lucky ticket holders. Tickets will be available at RSN on matchdays. The duration of each game will be 80 minutes, three foreign players are allowed to play and the tournament will be played in a league format, with the winners gaining the most points.