AS a mark of football’s growing popularity in the Kingdom’s provincial towns and villages, a well attended U13 Football Festival concluded at Kambol pitch, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh on Friday. Apart from provincial teams, sides from private enterprises, NGOs and local establishments took part in the week long event. Koun Rithysen took the top honours with a 3-0 victory over Youth Antidrug Diaman in the final. In the semifinals earlier, Koun Rithysen put out Cambodian Youth Association with a 4-0 thrashing, while Youth Antidrug got the better of Athireach Phnom Svay 3-2. In the third place playoff, Athireach Phnom Svay prevailed over Cambodian Youth Association 2-1. Koun Rithysen also emerged as the event’s leading goal-getters with 33, as well as grabbing a few more individual honours. Athireach Phnom Svay were singled out for the genius team coach award and the fair play award. Individual prizes included top scorer, Som Sopheak (Kuon Rithysen); best midfielder, Sean Dareach (Kuon Rithysen); best defender, Sos Mout (Youth Antidrug); best goalkeeper, Sos Pros Him (Youth Antidrug).