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More national sport coverage, please

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Dear Editor,

Photo by: TRACEY SHELTON

Children play football outside Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium in this file photo.

To say I am disappointed with the local football coverage provided by the Post is an understatement.

[On Tuesday] I read a back-page article on homeless football, a full-page article no less, about five teenagers! Good luck to them, I say, but at the weekend the final matches of the professional Cambodia Premier League were played and new champions crowned with absolutely no mention at all in the Post.

There is too much coverage of international sport and almost zero coverage of national sport, especially football, which is so immensely popular in Cambodia. Very soon, the national team will take part in the AFF Suzuki Cup in Indonesia, but so far no articles about the build-up to this competition have appeared at all.

I think the Post needs to urgently review its sporting priorities to ensure a good mix of national and international stories, without an emphasis on the latter.

Andy Brouwer

Phnom Penh

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