Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Army aim to march on as C-League returns

Army aim to march on as C-League returns

With Cambodia’s Asia Zone World Cup qualifying campaign winding down last week, the spotlight returns to the domestic Metfone C-League which resumes today after a three-week breather.

Saturday’s twilight encounter at the Olympic Stadium between top of the table Boeung Ket Angkor and National Defence Ministry features prominently in the five-game schedule offered for the long weekend, which opens with a high-profile clash between familiar foes Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng and NagaWorld at the provincial capital’s main stadium.

The midweek wins in the overlapping Hun Sen Cup group matches offered Boeung Ket and the Army outfit, who remain unbeaten in the league season with three wins on the trot so far, a perfect read through their fitness and preparatory levels for this crucial contest.

While the Army came out blazing against a decidedly weaker opposition in Prey Veng, Boeung Ket were made to work hard for their narrow win over Asia Europe United, prompting coach Prak Sovanara to passionately appeal to his players to sharpen up for what he regards as a tough battle against a robust opposition in MND.

More than anyone, the veteran Boeung Ket coach, who recently led the Cambodian All Stars to a creditable win over visiting Laos All Stars in a charity friendly, is well aware of MND’s firepower, in particular the assertive role North Korean import Choe Myong-ho has had in previous matches.

Having floored Naga in one of their earlier matches and advertised their strengths in the way best possible, Army have proven themselves to be fearless fighters and that factor alone should keep Boeung Ket on the hop.

After two big margin wins at home, Svay Rieng were forced to share the spoils in their third outing. They will open their doors today to visiting NagaWorld, who are still struggling to find form.

Western Phnom Penh host six-time champions Phnom Penh Crown in Sunday’s first match, while National Police are to fight it out with Asia Europe United at Olympic Stadium.



Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Military police stand guard outside a polling station that was allegedly prematurely closed to eligible voters during the 2013 general election in Kandal province. Photo supplied

The Ministry of Defence on Friday lashed out at civil society and election monitoring groups, claiming a

Opposition leader Kem Sokha uses his hat to gesture to supporters during a campaign rally yesterday in Siem Reap province. Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to unleash war on the opposition party if he loses patience with their campaign for the June 4 commune