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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Crown in ACT from August
Ly Heang, So Dany and moi
The Phnom Penh Crown Academy team will take part as one of 8 teams in this season's Asia Champions Trophy U-18 2015 competition, which will take place between 5 August to 19 November. The senior PPCFC Academy team have been drawn in Group B alongside Japan's Kashima Antlers, Vietnam's PVF (2014 runners-up) and Malaysia's Frenz United B, with matches both home & away. Crown's first match is against the most successful club team in Japan, and the current Japan youth champions, Kashima in their 40,000-capacity stadium in the first week of August. All fixture dates are pending final confirmation though PPCFC's home matches will be played at RSN Stadium and broadcast live on Bayon TV. This will be the third year of the ACT and eight of the best academies from Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Malaysia and Thailand will be taking part. Dato' Ihsan A Hamid, President of organisers Frenz United said: "The Asia Champions Trophy has become a regional brand. In just three years, the Asia Champions Trophy has quickly become one of the premier youth football tournaments which is now highly anticipated by the teams and football fans alike." PPCFC will meet Frenz United B, PVF and Kashima Antlers at RSN Stadium on dates to be confirmed soon. The top two teams from each group will go to the semi-finals. In Group A, Chonburi, AIFF India and two Malaysian teams, Frenz United A and Felda United will compete. Crown's representatives at the workshop and launch in Malaka, Malaysia were general secretary Ly Heang, Academy team manager So Dany and media officer Andy Brouwer.