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Boeung Ket face Shan United in crucial AFC Cup clash

Boeung Ket will be looking to Brazilian striker Maycon Calijuri (centre) when they play Myanmar champions Shan United this evening.
Boeung Ket will be looking to Brazilian striker Maycon Calijuri (centre) when they play Myanmar champions Shan United this evening.

Boeung Ket face Shan United in crucial AFC Cup clash

Beaten out of sight by Philippine contenders Ceres Negros nearly two weeks ago in their AFC Cup Group F opener, Boeung Ket host Myanmar champions Shan United at Olympic Stadium this evening, with the crucial home game kicking off at 6.30pm.

Shan United’s loss on penalties to Ceres in the AFC Champions League preliminary round after a 1-1 draw should be a strong indicator of the team’s inherent strength.

And the visitors will be looking to capitalise on Boeung Ket’s disastrous 9-0 loss at the start of their campaign.

The home side will have to put their best foot forward to deal with a side that is endowed with a good frontline and a tenacious defence.

Coach Keo Kosal, who replaced the Metfone C-League winning Hav Socheat at the start of this tournament, will lean heavily on the striking ability of Brazilian Maycon Calijuri working in tandem with seasoned players like Khoun Laboravy.

The headline to this article has been corrected to state that Boeung Ket's match with Shan United was in the AFC Cup and not the AFC Champions League.

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