Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Champions crowned at Human Rights event

Champions crowned at Human Rights event

Civil Aviation team players celebrate victory in the U17 class of the Human Rights Soccer Tournament
Civil Aviation team players celebrate victory in the U17 class of the Human Rights Soccer Tournament. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Champions crowned at Human Rights event

Civil Aviation FC emerged champions of the 2013 Human Rights soccer tournament’s U17 division yesterday following a 1-0 win over the Lycee Decartes team in an epic final watched by more than 200 fans at the Emperial Sports Club.

The third edition of the competition, organised by hosts CIA First International School in partnership with Rising Stars International Sports Academy, saw 24 teams taking part across three age categories.

In the U14 class, Zaman International School took top honours via a 2-1 penalty shoot-out win over CIA First, who suffered a 3-0 loss to the same opponents during the group stage.

Following 15 minutes of goalless regulation time, the teams went straight into spotkicks.

The first five stakers managed to score just once each as Zaman edged it in sudden death.

The U12 event also ended dramatically with Lycee Descartes prevailing 3-1 on penalties against SSCA (Civil Aviation) after a 1-1 full time scoreline.

Prizes and certificates were awarded to all the winners and runners-up as well as participating teams. Civil Aviation’s Mat Saton was crowned top goal scorer of the tournament with nine goals from five games.

The Fair Play Trophy went to CIA First’s U12 side for exhibiting great sportsmanship and respect throughout.


  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all