Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Champs Boeung Ket record first league win




Champs Boeung Ket record first league win

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Svey Rieng’s Moneka Obi Ugochukwu takes a shot at the Western goal at Western Stadium yesterday.

Champs Boeung Ket record first league win

Defending champions Boeung Ket Angkor picked up their first win of the season after beating Cambodian Tiger 3-1 in the Metfone C-League at Olympic Stadium on Saturday, as rivals Ministry of National Defence recorded another win.

On the back of a 3-0 loss to Army on Wednesday and a 2-2 draw with Preah Khan Reach on the opening day, Boeung Ket’s 3-1 victory over Cambodia Tiger on Saturday was a far happier result for the Rubbermen.

Tiger’s first-half goal put pressure on the champions but changes from head coach John McGlynn helped his team complete a fightback in the second half, with goals from Japan’s Tomoki Muramatsu, Khoun Laboravy and Brazilian Maycon Calijuri.

After their first win of the season, Australian coach McGlynn told reporters: “I am very happy with today’s victory over Cambodian Tiger.”

The Armymen also needed to fight back from a goal down, beating Asia Euro United 4-1 at Old Stadium on Saturday.

But Army coach Tep Long Rachana was not satisfied with the team’s overall performance. “Although we won 4-1 our performance was not of our high standard. In the first half my team underperformed, with no discipline and no teamwork,” he said.

“We lost many balls and put ourselves under pressure from our opponents. But we corrected our mistakes in the second half and played very well.”

Momoh Sumaila gave Asia Euro the lead in the first half, but Choe Myong-ho equalised for the Army outfit on 61 minutes, with Chreung Pulrath adding another in the 73rd minute before North Korean striker Choe completed the win and his brace by scoring his second goal of the day nine minutes from time.

Electricite du Cambodge posted their first victory of the season, beating fellow newly promoted side Kirivong Sok Sen Chey 2-0 at Svay Rieng Stadium.

In Sunday’s early match, Preah Khan reach Svay Rieng thrashed Western Phnom Penh FC 5-0 at Western Stadium.

Svey Rieng recorded their second win from the first three matches, with Chiera Chinuth scoring two before South Korea’s Kim Nam-gun netted another to give the provincial outfit a 3-0 lead going into the break.

Chigozie Nwaokorie and Moneka Obi Ugochukwu completed Svey Rieng’s biggest win of the season with goals in the second half.

MOST VIEWED

  • Without shoes or a helmet, a young cyclist steals the show

    Pech Theara gripped the curved handlebars of his rusty old bike, planted his bare feet on its pedals and stormed as fast as he could towards the finish line. The odds were against him as the 13-year-old faced off against kids with nicer bikes at

  • Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway on schedule

    The construction of the more than $1.9 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway has not been delayed despite the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 26 per cent of the project completed and expected to finish in about two years, according to Ministry of Public Works and Transport secretary of

  • Singapore group seeks $14M in damages from PPSP over ‘breach of contract’

    Singapore-based Asiatic Group (Holdings) Ltd is seeking a minimum of $14.4 million relief from Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX)-listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) for allegedly breaching a power plant joint venture (JV) agreement. Asiatic Group’s wholly-owned Colben System Pte Ltd and 95 per

  • Over 110 garment factories close

    A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training undersecretary

  • Cambodia lauded for fight against Covid-19

    Cambodia has drawn global accolades for its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a new report finding that the Kingdom has controlled the pandemic better than any other country in Asia. Dr Takeshi Kasai, director of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Western Pacific region,

  • More than 540 deported in first nine months

    The Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Immigration (GDI) deported 542 foreigners in the first nine months of this year for various offences. GDI spokesman Keo Vanthan said the deportees were a mix of 40 nationalities, most of them Chinese. Since 2014, he said the GDI had