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Final Metfone matches

National Defence’s Plong Chanthou (left) and Prek Pra’s Ly Vika in the first leg on May 4th 2011.

All teams will have to play their final match of the 2012 Metfone Cambodian League season, while this Wednesday there are two fixtures.

Preah Khan Reach vs Rithy Sen
Wednesday, August 31, 2pm
Key players: Chea Samnang & Thiv Sophearom

Rithy Sen will play at Olympic Stadium for the last time in the Metfone Cambodian League because they have been relegated from the top flight since gameweek 16. It could be just a dream for Rithy Sen to beat Preah Khan Reach, who would strengthen their third place behind winners Phnom Penh Crown and runners-up Naga Corp.

The Kompong Chhnang-based side’s players will try to show off their abilities for the last time, including midfielders Thiv Sophearom, Ly Tauman, defender Tam Yusos and goalkeeper Um Veasna to get some interest from other clubs.

Being defeated 1-0, which gave Phnom Penh Crown the title last weekend, was a big disappointment for Preah Khan Reach. The 2011 Hun Sen Cup holders will continue to use their young players in their first line-up. Midfielder Chea Samnang would be a big threat for Rithy Sen, while Prak Mony Udom, Soun Veasna and Phanny I Ratha could gain some chances to score goals in the match. Heng Phanith should play better than he did against Phnom Penh Crown.

In the first leg, Preah Khan Reach humiliated their opponents 8-0, when striker Khoun Laboravy scored a hat-trick and Phanny I Rotha and Prak Mony Udom netted twice each.

National Defence vs Prek Pra
Wednesday, August 31, 4pm
Key players: Meak Chhordaravuth & Mat Hosan

If Prek Pra can grab a win over the National Defence side they would stay automatically play in the top flight next season, even though Chhlam Samuth, who are their only big rivals, win or get a draw against Kirivong Sok Sen Chey in the Saturday game. Striker Mat Hosan is a man who is expected to do a big job, alongside Sos Souhana, Ron Roya and You Safy, to lead their team to a win. Ali Philip who could play a key role and will be chosen in the first line-up for Prek Pra.

National Defence have already committed to finish in at least fourth place, while they now have 28 points, equal with Build Bright United. National Defence will not allow Prek Pra to put the pressure on them. Out of Chhin Chhoeun, Meak Chhordaravuth and Seung Chanvanno, are all big hopes in the front area for the Army side, while captain Thong Udom is totally recovered from his injury, so he will secure the defence alongside Khek Khemrin and Pheak Rady.




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