Saturday sees the next set of games at the last-16 knockout stage of the Samdech Hun Sen Cup 2009 at Phnom Penh's Olympic Stadium.
Last year's runners-up Preah Khan Reach (Royal Sword) face Banteay Meanchey Province in the 2pm slot. Then at 4:15pm, local team Post Tel Club come up against Battambang Province.
Swiss expatriate Samuel Schweingruber, 30, is coach of the Battambang side and has been developing talent in the province for over two years, coaching youth teams as part of a non-profit program. He told the Post that the superior fitness, skill and experience of the Phnom Penh side mean the odds are against his team, adding that his squad is comprised only of of Cambodian players, mostly under 20 years old. "In every cup competition there are surprises and upsets if the mindset is right and mental preparation is done well," said Schweingruber. "So we will try our best and provide as much opposition as possible."
Football fans can watch all this year's Samdech Hun Sen Cup matches on Saturdays at the Olympic Stadium free of charge.