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Naga aim to reclaim the top

Naga aim to reclaim the top

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Saturday June 12 - 4pm
Naga Corp v Prek Pra Keila
Key players: Julius Oiboh & Khin Voeun

Naga will look to return to the summit of the Metfone C-League with a win over Prek Pra tomorrow. Nigerian hitman Julius Oiboh has so far proved unstoppable this season and will more likely than not be on the scoresheet to reinforce his hopes of claiming the Golden Boot award.
Teab Vathanak and Meas Channa have also been terrorising defenders, and have played important roles in helping Naga amass a 25 goal tally from their last three games.
Prek Pra head coach Jack Tonye Charles is struggling to find quality in his offence, despite seeing striker Mat Hasan and midfieder Sos Souhana called up to the national team. The Prek Pra back line should expect a hard day at the office tomorrow, with Khin Voeun needing to put in a captain’s performance in defence.
Naga beat Prek Pra 5-0 and 2-1 in league matches last season.

Saturday June 12 - 4pm
Preah Khan Reach v Rithy Sen
Key players: Khuon Laboravy & Oum Veasna

Khuon Laboravy failed to find the net last time out but should remain confident of rediscovering his fearsome form against the table footers.
Midfielders Chea Samnang and Prak Mony Udom provide a formidable base to launch attacks and should also feature prominently tomorrow.
Rithy Sen’s manager San You has assured his team will not let the floodgates open as in previous matches, with goalkeeper Oum Veasna primed to help the Kampong Chhnang outfit avoid another big loss.
Veasna is only player in his club to holds top tier experience having played for General Logistics and Naga Corp as well as for the national team in 2007.
Rithy Sen’s Nigerian defender Paris Demie will also give some resistance against the Military Police-backed team.

Sunday June 13 - 2pm
Kirivong SSC v Build Bright Utd
Key players: In Vichheka & Pich Sina

In Vichheka came on as a defender for the national team against the Malaysian U23 side on Tuesday, but should assume his regular role as attacking midfielder for Kirivong. Silva Sunday also promises goals when combining well with Vichheka.
BBU are missing key individuals through injury, such as striker Nuth Sinoun and defender Nhim Sovannara.
Pich Sina has showed a great form for his team up front, while Chhun Sothearath should display his slick distribution in the middle of the park once again.
The both teams have suffered disappointing results in their last matches, while last season’s encounters went 2-1 to BBU and 4-1 to Kirivong.

Sunday June 13 – 4pm
Nat. Def. Ministry v Chhlam Samuth
Key players: Chhin Chhoeun & Sanny Dauda

Chhin Chhoeun has been a star attraction in the national team due to his impressive speed, but will need to hone his speed to help the Army bounce back from their stoppage time defeat last time out. Goalkeeper Oum Vichet and defender Thong Udom are set to mis out on Sunday’s action through injury.
Providing some smart supplies from midfield, Chhlam Samuth strikers Sanny ‘Machine’ Dauda and Meas Sophanna could ensure the Sea Sharks escape from the ignominy of a fifth consecutive loss. It should prove a tough fixture with both teams vying to salvage their seasons. TRANSLATED BY IN SOPHENG

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