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President's Cup

For ten days in May, the hysteria of a top-flight international football tournament

will descend upon Phnom Penh .

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will hold its second-ever President's Cup

in Cambodia this year, a regional competition bringing together champion clubs from

Bhutan, Chinese Taipei, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan.

The tournament will allow teams from lesser-known Asian countries to gain experience

and prove themselves at an international level, and provide local fans with the thrill

of a live football match.

The competition kicks off on May 10, with the release of the draw on March 23 .

Cambodia's top club team, Khemara, will represent the Kingdom.

The tournament will be held at both Olympic Stadium and Old Stadium. According to

Khek Ravy, president of the Cambodian Football Federation, the Olympic Stadium facilities

will be upgraded with four new training fields, new changing facilities, 1,200 floodlights

and Wi-fi throughout the site.

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