Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Kirivong turn over BBU, Naga obliterate Rithy Sen




Kirivong turn over BBU, Naga obliterate Rithy Sen

Kirivong turn over BBU, Naga obliterate Rithy Sen

110808_27b
Naga Corp’s Julius Oiboh (left) blasts one of his seven goals past Rithy Sen during their game at Olympic Stadium yesterday. The game ended 11-1, the biggest goal difference in a league match since 2007. Photo by: Sreng Meng Srun

Naga Corp’s Julius Oiboh (left) blasts one of his seven goals past Rithy Sen during their game at Olympic Stadium yesterday. The game ended 11-1, the biggest goal difference in a league match since 2007. Photo by: Sreng Meng Srun

Kirivong Sok Sen Chey switched places with Build Bright United after coming back from a goal down to win 2-1 in their Metfone C-League clash yesterday. The Takeo- based team leapfrogged BBU into fifth with the victory at Olympic Stadium.

The first 20 minutes saw Kirivong  right winger Ouk Thon squander two gilt-edged chances, with BBU second- choice goalkeeper Sos Prohim standing tall. BBU opened the scoring on 30 minutes through Chea Sophany, who beat two defenders before slotting home after a telling pass from Chhun Sotherath.

Two minutes later, Sos Prohim tried to catch a high ball in the area but clumsily bundled over former team-mate Ek Vannak to concede a penalty.

Nelson Oladiji, who had also played for the University- backed club last year, converted the spot kick to draw things back level.

Moments after the restart, Oladiji attempted an audacious lob, but Tuy Sam was at hand to make a heroic goal-line clearance.

On the hour mark, Oul Thon made up for his early misses with what proved to be the winner. Oladiji had his sight on goal obstructed, but brilliantly backheeled to his colleague in the area, who duly obliged with a well-struck low drive.

The closing stages featured some fervent efforts by BBU to equalise, but to no avail as the Kirivong backline, including captain In Vichheka, blocked their succession of attacks.

Naga trounce Rithy Sen 11-1
Few would have predicted an improvement on Naga Corp’s 10-1 thrashing of debutants Rithy Sen during the first leg, but that’s exactly what the former league champions achieved yesterday with an 11-1 demolition job.The Kampong Chhnang outfit were simply no match for the might of Naga, in particular the golden boots of Nigerian striker Julius Oiboh, who netted a magnificent seven.

Oiboh has scored 24 goals in just 10 starts this season, twice that of his nearest rivals in the scoring charts. Naga are also the league’s most prolific attacking side, averaging more than four goals a game.

Many of Oiboh’s strikes, spread over the full 90 minutes, were created by the pinpoint accuracy of winger Meas Channa. Teab Vathanak, Om Thavrak, Kop Isa and Esoh Omogba also got their names on the score sheet.

Oiboh could have got into double figures had he not blasted a few chances wide, and Rithy Sen’s only concerted tactic seemed to involve playing keep ball to limit the damage.

They did, however, grab a consolation on 62 minutes thanks to Ly Tauman, although Raymond Esin had smashed an opportunity off the crossbar during the first half.

The 10-goal deficit is the biggest recorded in the two-year history of the Metfone C-League, and the greatest winning margin since Naga slaughtered Siem Reap side Baksey Chamkrong 19-0 in 2007.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hungarian exposes 90 to Covid in Siem Reap

    The Ministry of Health has discovered 90 people who have been exposed directly or indirectly to a Hungarian man infected with Covid-19. They all are required to quarantine at home and the hospital. The ministry is searching for other affected people. Among the 90, one is the

  • PM warns of ‘new Cold War’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the possibility of a so-called new Cold War has become a significant concern and that all countries have to reject outright, any attempt to allow history to tragically repeat itself. He made the remarks in a speech during 75th Session

  • PM: West unfair to Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen released a message celebrating the International Day of Peace on Monday, saying that some major powers and western countries had been systemically cooperating to put political pressure on Cambodia as they did in the 1970s and 1980s. Hun Sen said pressuring

  • ‘Bad news is an investor’s best friend’ – unlocking investment potential in Cambodia

    It is time to shop. Economic woes provide good pickings for investors if they know where to look The poem If, written by English Nobel laureate poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling for his son circa 1895, is widely perceived as fatherly advice for John who would

  • Cambodia, CRF win rice battle in EU Court

    The European General Court has rejected the European Commission’s (EC) request to reject a complaint submitted by Cambodia and the Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) regarding the EU’s reintroduction of tariffs on Indica rice exports from Cambodia. A court order uploaded to the European

  • PM requests Russia’s Covid vaccine

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that Russia provide Cambodia with its Covid-19 vaccine after the former announced it planned on mass vaccinating its population next month. The request came on Thursday through the prime minister’s Facebook page as he met with Anatoly Borovik,