A newly formed professional football side have set their sights on the top tier of Cambodian football. TriAsia Phnom Penh Football Club, officially unveiled to the public at a press conference at Kiriya coffee shop yesterday evening, will be entered into Division A2 for the 2013 season and plan to obtain two successive promotions to play in the Metfone C-League by 2015.
The team’s Japanese founder and owner of TriAsia Group – the company behind Kiriya coffee house – Tomoyuki Yokoi told reporters yesterday: “There is a great connection between food, especially healthy food, and professional sport.
I want to use my experience in the restaurant business for the benefit of the club.” Former U16 and U17 Cambodian national team coach Daisuke Yoshioka has been named as the club’s general manager and director of football.
“This is a good place for me to work because, through my job as youth national coach in Cambodia, I learned a lot about the football in the Kingdom and met many young, talented players,” said Yoshioka.
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