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C-League title race approaches the finish line

This weekend’s action will decide who replaces Phnom Penh Crown as C-League champions.
This weekend’s action will decide who replaces Phnom Penh Crown as C-League champions.

C-League title race approaches the finish line

The new home for the Metfone C-League trophy is to be decided this weekend as the title race enters the final furlong this weekend.

The Ministry of National Defence go into battle this evening looking for a victory to put pressure on leaders Boeung Ket Angkor, who are only one point ahead of the Army side.

The Armymen take on Asia Europe United at the Olympic Stadium at 6pm tonight, knowing that a draw might just be enough to take the coveted trophy, as they have the edge on their rivals in the head-to-head record that will separate the sides if they finish the season level on points.

Having never won the league before, however, Army will know they must come out all guns blazing against bottom-of-the-table AEU in their mission to break their title jinx, as defeat will hand the trophy to Boeung Ket.

The Rubbermen, champions in 2012, have the far harder of the final match opposition as they face the tough but inconsistent Commissary of National Police in the season finale at Olympic Stadium at 6pm on Saturday.

After a poor start to the campaign, Police put some good results together, notably a 5-1 demolition of Western Phnom Penh in August. They come into the final match in mid-table with nothing to play for but pride and on the back of two narrow 2-1 defeats.

In the early games Saturday, Western take on CMAC at Western Stadium and NagaWorld face Cambodian Tiger at Olympic Stadium, both at 3:30pm.

Whoever are crowned champions, they will receive the trophy after Saturday’s late game, while the second and third placed sides will also get medals.

Individual prizes, including best striker, goalkeeper and coach, will be presented, while the fair play trophy will be awarded to the team with the least number of bookings over the season.

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