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Army set sights on Boeung Ket after Cup win

Ministry of National Defence players celebrate winning the Hun Sen Cup after penalties on July 2.
Ministry of National Defence players celebrate winning the Hun Sen Cup after penalties on July 2. Sreng Meng Srun

Army set sights on Boeung Ket after Cup win

Their Hun Sen Cup triumph two weeks ago has given Ministry of National Defence fresh impetus to go after Metfone C League leaders Boeung Ket Angkor harder than ever as the two prime contenders clash in Saturday’s marquee matchup at the RSN Stadium.

While Boeung Ket’s Cup woes continued into yet another season, the Army toppled holders Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng in a penalty shootout to end their six-year wait for the coveted trophy.

Now the Army will turn their sights on one grand prize that has eluded them for nearly a decade.Going into the contest, Army trail Boeung Ket by six points but have a game in hand with Western Phnom Penh scheduled for July 24.

The Army will be banking heavily on their North Korean quartet, which has been doing consistently well to bolster the team’s competitive edge. A positive result would be a timely boost to the team’s prospects of winning a first league title.

The crucial importance of this game has not been lost on the Boeung Ket camp. Head coach Prak Sovanara will be leaning on the team’s all-round ability to see then through a tough test.

In Saturday’s other fixture, Cambodian Tiger are to face CMAC United.Sunday’s standout game is the clash between NagaWorld and PKR Svay Rieng at the Old Stadium.

Today
Asia Europe United v National Police, Western Stadium, 3.30pm

Tomorrow
Cambodian Tiger v CMAC United,
Western Stadium, 3.30pm
Army v Boeung Ket, RSN Stadium, 6pm

Sunday
NagaWorld v PKR Svay Rieng, Old
Stadium, 3.30 pm

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