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Boeung Ket in Singapore for AFC Cup clash with Home United

Boeung Ket coach Keo Kosal and goalkeeper Sou Yaty hold a press conference on March 5 ahead their AFC Cup home leg with Home United, which the Metfone C-League champions won 3-2.
Boeung Ket coach Keo Kosal and goalkeeper Sou Yaty hold a press conference on March 5 ahead their AFC Cup home leg with Home United, which the Metfone C-League champions won 3-2.

Boeung Ket in Singapore for AFC Cup clash with Home United

Reigning Metfone C-League champions Boeung Ket are in Singapore to face S.League heavyweights Home United in the away leg of their AFC Cup Group F tie at the Jalan Basar Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30pm local time (5:30pm Cambodian time).

The fourth round of matches in the group stage of Asia’s secondary club competition will also feature the Group F clash between Myanmar’s Shan United and Ceres Negros of the Philippines at Yangon’s Thuwunna Stadium.

After two defeats in a row, Boeung Ket came into their own at Olympic Stadium last week with a 3-2 win over Home United to record their first group-stage victory, and coach Keo Kosal will be keen to build on that progress in the return leg.

The trio of Maycon Calijuri, Julius Oiboh and Sameul Gbenga were prominent in Boeung Ket’s impressive showing against Home in a victory interim coach Kosal said did a lot to banish any self-doubt after defeats by Ceres Negros and Shan United.

Home United coach Aidil Sharin pointed to Boeung Ket being able to call on four foreign players while he could use only one, and in that respect he will be relieved to see the return of Frenchman Sirina Camara from suspension after his red card against Ceres.

Philippine champions Ceres lead the group with seven points from three games, three clear of second-placed Home United, who will need a win against the Cambodian visitors to keep up with Ceres.

Boeung Ket are one point back from Home United, only behind Shan United in the four-team group on goal difference, and they will be looking for a result from this game to stay in the hunt for promotion to the AFC Cup knockout stages.

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