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Fantasy football returns

With the return of English Premier League football set for August 17, Cambodia’s premier fantasy football league is back for another thrilling campaign for all aspiring managers, who are rewarded on a weekly basis for their astute squad selections and timely captain picks.

Cellcard Fantasy League managers will try to replicate the tactical nous of 13-time  Premier League winner Alex Ferguson, who retired at the end of last season.
Cellcard Fantasy League managers will try to replicate the tactical nous of 13-time Premier League winner Alex Ferguson, who retired at the end of last season. REUTERS

After four increasingly popular seasons, the competition is being rebranded this year as the Cellcard Fantasy League, and will again feature prizes of a $20 phone voucher and T-shirt from sponsors Cellcard for the 38 gameweek winners.

The overall champion, who tops the points table at the end of the season, will walk away with an iPad, 3G SIM card and T-shirt.

Siem Reap-based Colin Brown with his team Scooter City FC will be the one to chase after racing away with the 2012-13 league title, in doing so breaking the three-year stranglehold of the Wade clan.

Managers who competed in the previous edition will find their sides already entered into the next campaign, while new sides will require the code 275539-73112 to join the Cellcard Fantasy League.

All new participants must send their team name, manager name, real name, phone number and occupation details to to register and become eligible for Cellcard prizes. Existing members do not need to re-register unless any details have changed, such as a new email address or phone number.

Overseas managers are encouraged to join the league providing they supply a valid benefactor based in Cambodia. Any manager without a link to Cambodia faces expulsion from the league, while Cellcard, Phnom Penh Post and CTN staff are prohibited from collecting prizes.

In a fresh initiative for this season, Cellcard will run a concurrent weekly competition through its official facebook fanpage.

Each week, viewers of the page will be given the chance to win a $10 phone voucher by correctly predicting the outcome of a particular Premier League game. This may involve guessing the name of the first scorer, time of first goal or even the final result.

With no less than five managers appointed to lead new teams for the upcoming season, promoted clubs Cardiff, Hull City and Crystal Palace brought into the mix and the summer transfer window yet to slam shut, there promises to be no shortage of excitement for fantasy football fans.



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