Metfone C-League action resumes today after a two week break with leaders Boeung Ket Angkor taking on fourth placed NagaWorld in the long weekend’s key contest at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.
The match assumes added importance in light of Boeung Ket’s 0-2 loss to Ministry of National Defence in a Hun Sen Cup Group B decider on Wednesday.Boeung Ket and the Army outfit share the lead with 21 points each from eight matches, but coach Prak Sovanara’s side are at the top of the standings with a superior goal difference.
With their North Korean imports in dazzling, a buoyant Army side will square off against the Cambodian Tiger FC in a twilight encounter at the same venue.Happy to climb out of the drop zone for the first time in weeks, Asia Europe United travel to the Svay Rieng province to match strides with Preah Khan Reach, who will be eager to rejoin the leading pack.
In Saturday’s only fixture at the Olympic Stadium, the National Police will be desperate to arrest their indifferent form of late against table-trailing Western Phnom Penh, who need a modicum of relief after a string of disappointing results both in the Cup and league campaigns.
Six-time champions Phnom Penh Crown who were shocked by Asia Europe United before the break, will play host to CMAC United at the RSN Stadium today.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Army registered a notable triumph in the Hun Sen Cup by defeating their fierce league rivals Boeung Ket Angkor 2-0 to top Group B. Both Army, who won all their five matches, and Boeung Ket qualified for the quarterfinals.
In other matches in the same group, Prey Veng secured a 3-2 home win over Kampong Thom, while Asia Europe United beat Stung Treng 31.
The Group A decider produced a thrilling six-goal draw between holder PKR Svay Rieng and Cambodian Tiger FC at the Olympic Stadium. With four wins and a draw, PKR took the group honours with 13 points ahead of the Tigers, who ended up with 11 points from three wins and two draws.
Kampong Chhnang scored their third win in five matches by beating Sihanoukville Port 2-1 while Boeung Ket Youth from Kampong Cham got past Kandal 4-2.
The weekend fixtures:
Phnom Penh Crown vs CMAC United, RSN Stadium, 6pm.
National Police vs Western Phnom Penh, Olympic Stadium, 6pm.
NagaWorld vs Boeung Ket Angkor, Olympic Stadium, 3.30pm.
Cambodian Tiger FC vs Ministry of National Defence, Olympic Stadium, 6pm.
PKR, Svay Rieng FC vs Asia Europe United, Svay Rieng Stadium, 6pm.