Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Crown coach in hospital after ‘serious’ crash

Crown coach in hospital after ‘serious’ crash

Phnom Penh Crown head coach Sam Schweingruber watches gameplay.
Phnom Penh Crown head coach Sam Schweingruber watches gameplay. Sreng Meng Srun

Crown coach in hospital after ‘serious’ crash

Phnom Penh Crown head coach Sam Schweingruber is in hospital after a motorcycle accident early on Tuesday morning.

The Swiss coach of the newly crowned Metfone C-League champions sustained “pretty serious injuries”, Crown press officer Andy Brouwer said.

“We understand from the doctors that they are not life-threatening. Schweingruber will be in hospital for at least a week,” he added.

According to unconfirmed local media reports, Schweingruber is being treated at Calmette Hospital along with a friend after the “serious” motorbike accident in Sras Chork Commune, in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district.

Schweingruber and his friend were believed to be under the influence of alcohol, the reports attributed to witnesses at the scene, and were travelling at speed at around 2:30am.

When trying to pass a car, Schweingruber lost control and crashed into another motorbike travelling in a different direction, it was reported.

He and his friend, a Cambodian woman, were sent to hospital, while the other party was only slightly injured and was able to walk home.

Brouwer said he could not comment on the reports from local media, but wanted to thank the many fans of Crown and Cambodian football who offered their warmest wishes and messages of support, and said that they would be passed on to Schweingruber.

Schweingruber was appointed the manager of Phnom Penh Crown in 2012 and during his reign he has steered the six-time Cambodia Premier League champions to the league title in 2014 and 2015.

MOST VIEWED

  • US names new ambassador to Cambodia

    US President Donald Trump on Friday appointed W Patrick Murphy as the new US Ambassador to Cambodia, replacing incumbent William A Heidt. A press release posted on the White House’s website said nominee W Patrick Murphy is currently acting principal deputy assistant secretary at

  • Kingdom is at a crossroads between East, West after poll

    It was dubbed a success by caretaker prime minister Hun Sen after the electoral victory of his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), which is poised to take all seats in the National Assembly. But the July 29 national election has not been positively looked at by

  • Final poll results confirm first single-party Assembly

    IN an unprecedented situation in Cambodian politics, the official results of the July 29 national elections have declared that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will take all 125 seats in the National Assembly on the back of it receiving 76 per cent of the votes. The National

  • Chinese influence to sweep Kingdom?

    Growing Cambodia-China ties have seen the latter’s influence sweep across the Kingdom through increased investments and tourism. The Asian giant has become the leading source of foreign funds in Cambodia, fuelling the construction sector with huge casino and hotel projects. Much of the growth