Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia win Laos friendly thanks to Laboravy header

Cambodia win Laos friendly thanks to Laboravy header

Khoun Laboravy scores for his country against India in 2017. Cambodia beat Laos 1-0 on Wednesday courtesy of a header from Laboravy.
Khoun Laboravy scores for his country against India in 2017. Cambodia beat Laos 1-0 on Wednesday courtesy of a header from Laboravy. Sreng Meng Srun

Cambodia win Laos friendly thanks to Laboravy header

Cambodia secured a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Laos at the National Stadium in Vientiane in an international friendly on Wednesday.

The match served as a tune-up for the Kingdom’s final Group C clash against Afghanistan in the neutral venue of Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Tuesday in the third round of Asian Cup qualifying.

After having narrowly won the home game with Afghanistan at Olympic Stadium with a Prak Mony Udom goal, head coach Prak Sovannara’s men will now head for the return clash in with confidence after seasoned Boeung Ket striker Khoun Laboravy delivered the winning goal in the 85th minute.

His header came off a free-kick from winger Mony Udom, who plays for Malaysia Super League club Negeri Sembilan.

Even as the Cambodian senior side took the pitch against Laos, news trickled in from Brunei Darussalam that the country’s under-21 side had been drawn in the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy Pool B, in the company of Laos and Singapore.

Thailand, Timor Leste, Myanmar and hosts Brunei complete Pool A in the youth championship, which is named after the Sultan of Brunei and is scheduled to be played from April 23 to May 7.

Before leaving for the Laos friendly and the Afghanistan clash, head coach Sovannara had made it clear that his focus would be on the Brunei tournament so that he could give some talented youngsters waiting in the wings a chance to perform on a bigger stage.

MOST VIEWED

  • Government hits back at threats to pull EBA, suspend UN seat

    The spokesman for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has said the government is in no way concerned after the European Parliament gave it three months to reverse what it called the “systematic repression of the political opposition”. Ignoring the ultimatum could mean facing

  • Chinese influx pushing locals, Westerners out of Preah Sihanouk

    Some within the Kingdom’s tourism industry have speculated that the recent influx of Chinese visitors may hinder domestic tourism as the price of accommodations in the coastal city of Sihanoukville continues to rise. Preah Sihanouk province, which has become a hotbed for Chinese investment

  • Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong Khmum province to his house in the capital. Speaking at the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) headquarters in Prey

  • ‘Dire consequences’ from sanctions, warns AmCham

    American businesspeople in Cambodia have warned that any sanction against the Kingdom would have “dire consequences” that could push Cambodia even further into the arms of China. In a letter to US senators and representatives dated Monday, the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia (AmCham) said