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Buoyant Boeung Ket ready for Visakha’s North Korean strikeforce

Maycon Calijuri will lead the Boeung Ket attack against newly promoted Visakha on Sunday.
Maycon Calijuri will lead the Boeung Ket attack against newly promoted Visakha on Sunday.

Buoyant Boeung Ket ready for Visakha’s North Korean strikeforce

Defending champions Boeung Ket have every reason to be on a high after the way they demolished Myanmar champions Shan United on Wednesday evening to conclude their AFC Cup campaign on a winning note.

On Sunday they resume the defence of their Metfone C-League crown against Visakha, a newly promoted side that could present them with serious problems through their North Korean strikeforce.

It will likely be the most entertaining game of the week, with the attacking formations on both sides dominated by foreign players.

It will be interesting to see how the Boeung Ket attacking trio of Brazilian Maycon Calijuri and Nigerian frontline allies Julius Oiboh and Samuel Ajayi, who were so destructive in Yangon, handle the Cho Myong-ho-led North Korean strikeforce.

While there should be no shortage of action at both ends, the defenders may end up shouldering the bigger burden in ensuring victory.

Fightback inspiration

Going by current form, NagaWorld should have it their way against Western Phnom Penh, who have been hit hard time and again this season.

Phnom Penh Crown, after their 6-3 loss to Preah Khan Reach at Svay Rieng last week, should have an easier time of it when they face winless Electricite du Cambodge at their home RSN Stadium.

In Saturday’s three-game schedule, Ministry of National Defense are to face the visiting Soltilo Angkor, while fellow Siem Reap-based club Angkor Tiger will be hoping to extend their good run of results when they face Commissary of National Police.

Svay Rieng’s rout of Crown last week should act as a spur for the team to really go after Asia Euro United, who were somewhat subdued in their 3-0 loss to NagaWorld.

AEU may well look back to the opening game of the season for some inspiration by recalling their splendid fightback to nearly snatch a draw with champions Boeung Ket.

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