Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Laboravy goal lands Boeung Ket in AFC Cup group stage

Laboravy goal lands Boeung Ket in AFC Cup group stage

Laboravy goal lands Boeung Ket in AFC Cup group stage

In a script reminiscent to last year's dramatic turnaround, Cambodian league champions Boeung Ket made it to the Group stage of the AFC Cup after a 1-0 victory in their second leg tie against Lao Toyota in Vientiane on Friday saw them progress 4-3 on aggregate.

The first leg last week ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Olympic Stadium, with Lao Toyota bouncing back from a two-goal deficit to force a draw in the last 10 minutes of the game.

Hoping to exploit their away goals, the Laotians kept the score level until seasoned striker Khoun Laboravy netted the only goal of the match just past the hour-mark to give stand-in coach Keo Kosal's side a berth in the four-team Group F campaign beginning next week.

Boeung Ket now join Ceres Negros of the Philippines, Home United of Singapore and Shan United of Myanmar in the four-team group. The side will travel to Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod to take on Negros on February 13, while Shan United host Home United in Yangon on the same day.

The theatrical finish to the qualifying playoff between the two sides was similar in intensity and twists to last season's encounters. Nine-men Boeung Ket hung on to force a 1-1 draw at home and then eked out a 1-0 win away to come out 2-1 ahead on aggregate to progress.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom lacks up to 400MW in available electricity’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the general public, hoteliers and businesspeople with generators to use them as back-up as the Electricity Authority of Cambodia cannot generate enough electricity to meet needs due to low water levels in power station reservoirs. On Saturday evening

  • Sor Chandeth defends his criticism of Hun Sen

    Former senator Sor Chandeth has defended his choice of words when criticising Hun Sen, saying he was merely speaking metaphorically to attack the Prime Minister’s political life, not his actual person, as the latter seeks damages. [img] Chandeth spoke to The Post on Thursday,

  • South Korea’s Moon arrives in Kingdom for state visit

    South Korean president Moon Jae-in and his wife arrived in Phnom Penh on Thursday at the start of a three-day state visit to Cambodia to strengthen ties and further the friendship between the two countries. After arriving at the Phnom Penh International Airport in the

  • Youths band together to clean ‘filthy’ Boeung Trabek canal

    Inspired by their affection for the environment, a desire to have a clean and beautiful city, and wanting to send a message to people to stop littering, a group of some two dozen volunteer youths have taken to picking up trash day and night from