Thursday, May 11, 2017

Happy to play in any position

“For the team I am happy to play in any position, though I prefer midfield and winger,” said PPCFC’s Japanese-born utility player, Yuta Suzuki, who joined the club in February. After six months playing for FSC Stara Rise in Czech Republic football - in his own words, “a good experience, it was very physical” - the 26-year-old is happy to be in Cambodia with PPCFC. “As a professional, my best-ever moment was beating Boeungket, I and the team put everything into winning and it was a fantastic feeling. Everyone worked so hard and the voice of our fans was so loud, we have so many supporters and they can make a big difference when they shout for the team.” Comparing Khmer football with the game in Japan, where he played for 4 years with Senshu University and two years with FC Suzuka Rampole, he feels: “Cambodians play with a lot of heart and passion, great intensity and fighting spirit. What they lack, especially our youngsters, is in the physical side of football, but their technique is very good. Svay Rieng are the best team we have played but I really feel PPCFC can be the strongest team this season, though we have to fight hard in every match, like we did against Boeungket.”
Born: 9/July/1990 in Mie Prefecture, Central Japan. Hobbies: Reading, watching movies, eating Japanese food.

Ability to be champions

PPCFC are very pleased to announce the signing of 27-year-old South Korean striker, Gisung Yeon, until the end of the current season. “I’m very happy to join PPCFC, the stadium and pitch are excellent, the team has many fans, the coaching staff are very good and I hope I can bring some stability and encouragement to help the younger players. I think the team has the ability to be champions. I also heard great things about the club from my close friends, Sim and Baek, who used to play here.”
Gisung was born (1/8/89) in Suwon City in South Korea and won the national high school championships with his school in Yongin City, Baekam High School. After 2 years at Honam University in Gwangju, he spent a year with Gyeongnam in the K-League, though his chances were limited so he headed to Thailand. He joined TTM Phichit in the Thai Premier in 2011, scored a hat-trick in one of his first matches, but suffered a dislocated foot, requiring two surgeries, which kept him sidelined for 20 months. He returned in 2013 for a 4-month spell in the Thai Premier with BEC Tero, before a loan spell with PTT Rayong in Division 1 ended with an ACL knee injury. After another long spell out of action, he spent 2015 with Yadanarbon in the Myanmar League, finishing in 2nd place and beaten cup finalists. Last year, he played the second half of the season with Bangkok Christian College in Thai Division 2, scoring 7 goals. Gisung is two-footed – “my right foot is more accurate but my left is more powerful” – and in his spare time he likes to study English. He will wear jersey number 12.