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Chantha Bin joins Malaysian Super League

Ex-Phnom Penh Crown midfielder Thierry Chantha Bin (right) has signed for Malaysian club Terengganu.
Ex-Phnom Penh Crown midfielder Thierry Chantha Bin (right) has signed for Malaysian club Terengganu. Sreng Meng Srun

Chantha Bin joins Malaysian Super League

Cambodia international Thierry Chantha Bin promises to fight for a first team spot after completing a move to newly promoted Terengganu FC of the Malaysian Super League on Tuesday.

The French-born midfielder has signed a one-year deal with the Kuala Nerus-based club and will receive more than $5,000 per month after seeing out his contract with Thai League 2 outfit Krabi.

The signing also made Chantha Bin, 26, the first Cambodian to play in the Malaysian league and he intends a longer stay in one of the stronger Asean competitions.

After completing the move, Chantha Bin told The Post:“I am very proud and happy. I will fight for my place and stay long in Malaysia.”

The player has already trained with his new teammates as they prepare for the upcoming season in January.

Terengganu won promotion to the Malaysian top flight this year by winning the second-tier Liga Premier, which meant they immediately returned to the Super League after being relegated the previous season.

Meanwhile, Chantha Bin told Fox Sports Asia: “I’m super excited for this new challenge in a new country. I will approach this with the same mentality I always have: which is to just work hard.

This is the only thing that pays off.”

“The Malaysia league is a strong league so I want to learn as much as I can from it, as well as Malaysian football as a whole. For now, I’m just happy and I will fight for my place,” he added.

Chantha Bin’s signing was announced alongside that of South Korean forward Kim Hyun-woo, who was a former teammate at Phnom Penh Crown and scored four times in the Malaysian Premier League for PKNP FC this year.

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