For ten days in May, the hysteria of a top-flight international football tournament
will descend upon Phnom Penh .
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will hold its second-ever President's Cup
in Cambodia this year, a regional competition bringing together champion clubs from
Bhutan, Chinese Taipei, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan.
The tournament will allow teams from lesser-known Asian countries to gain experience
and prove themselves at an international level, and provide local fans with the thrill
of a live football match.
The competition kicks off on May 10, with the release of the draw on March 23 .
Cambodia's top club team, Khemara, will represent the Kingdom.
The tournament will be held at both Olympic Stadium and Old Stadium. According to
Khek Ravy, president of the Cambodian Football Federation, the Olympic Stadium facilities
will be upgraded with four new training fields, new changing facilities, 1,200 floodlights
and Wi-fi throughout the site.