Cambodia’s national volleyball team showed some medal potential during pre-SEA Games friendlies held at the indoor hall of Olympic Stadium over the weekend with two 3-0 shutouts against Vietnamese clubs Sanest and Maseco. Battambang Police Station, however, lost 3-1 to Maseco but managed to edge Sanest 3-2 in Friday and Saturday encounters.
The coach of Maseco, however, refused to validate the results, claiming the Vietnamese players had failed to play to their best. Despite some victories in friendlies during the lead in to the 2011 SEA Games, Cambodia were blanked 3-0 in four of their preliminary matches in Indonesia against regional rivals such as Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam.
They were also beaten 3-1 by Malaysia. “We lost before because we were too new to the last SEA Games, but now we’ve trained very well and done good warm-up games against Vietnamese teams.
So I hope we’ll get better result in the SEA Games,” Cambodia coach Pou Sarak told the Post. Cambodia will meet the gold medal Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar in Group A at the Zayar Thiri Indoor Stadium in Naypyidaw from December 13.