Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Naga seek revenge for cup final defeat against Crown

Naga seek revenge for cup final defeat against Crown

Naga seek revenge for cup final defeat against Crown

 CPL FIXTURES SCHEDULE

Games played at Olympic Stadium

Saturday May 9

  • Naga Corp v Phnom Penh Crown 2:00pm
  • National Defence v Preah Khan Reach 3:45pm

Sunday May 10

  • Spark FC v Build Bright University 2:00pm
  • Phuchoung Neak v Khemera Keila 3:45pm

Wednesday May 13

  • Phnom Penh Crown v National Defence

    3:00pm

SATURDAY'S Cambodian Premier League (CPL) fixtures see a titanic clash between league heavyweights Naga Corp and Phnom Penh Crown. Naga will be determined to record their first win of the season after a disappointing 2-2 draw with newly-promoted Spark FC last Sunday, and also avenge their defeat to Crown in the 2009 Samdech Hun Sen Cup final March 28.

Phnom Penh Crown are the reigning league champions and kept a clean sheet throughout their entire triumphant domestic cup campaign. Their team must also be brimming with confidence after upsetting Young Lions 2-0 Monday at the Jurong West Sports Complex in Singapore in the first round of the 2009 Singapore Cup. Crown's Cameroonian striker Jean Roger Lappe Lappe netted twice to lift his side past the Singapore team that came fourth in last year's competition.

Crown manager Makara Be told the Post Thursday that he was "very pleased" with his team's performance. "Singapore teams play at a very high standard and are well organised," he said. "So this is a good result for us, and good for [the profile of] Cambodian Premier League football."

Crown now progress through to the quarterfinals of the single elimination tournament, where they will face Thai club Bangkok Glass in August.  

Saturday's second fixture sees National Defence Ministry (MND) face Preah Khan Reach. This is MND's first match of the 2009 season after their opening day game against Crown was cancelled to allow the title-holders to travel to Singapore. With five key players suspended from the squad for two seasons due to allegations of match fixing, MND may struggle to compete in the ever-increasing standard of the CPL.

MOST VIEWED

  • Over $3M in traffic fines collected in two months

    Traffic police officers collected over $3 million in fines throughout the Kingdom during the past two months when officers strictly enforced the law in accordance with a May sub-decree, officials said. As incentives, law enforcement officers received between 200,000 and two million riel ($50 to $500) each. The figures

  • More than 10,000 workers suspended

    More than 10,000 workers at 18 factories in Svay Rieng province have been suspended because of Covid-19, said provincial deputy governor Ros Pharith. Home to 11 special economic zones, Pharith said Svay Rieng has not been spared as the pandemic takes a toll on the global economy. “There

  • Nod given for school exams

    The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport announced that State-run higher educational institutions can hold examinations to end the academic year, while private schools can organise grade 9 and grade 12 examinations at their premises for two days. However, private institutions have to take measures to prevent

  • Oz lauds Kingdom’s passage of money laundering laws

    In a press release published by the Australian embassy in Phnom Penh on Monday, the country applauded Cambodia’s stance on transnational crimes as well as its promulgation of an anti-money laundering law and a law on combating proliferation financing. The praise came after King

  • Lotus face masks designed to cover globe

    A French designer in Cambodia has produced ecological face masks from lotus fibre to supply local and international markets with an eye on preserving ancestral techniques and supporting Cambodian women in rural communities. During a trip to Asia, Awen Delaval, an eco-friendly fashion designer, was

  • Accused not treated equally, says CCHR

    The Cambodia Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) has urged the Court of Appeal to do more to ensure that an accused’s right to a fair trial is fully respected. In a bulletin released on Monday, the CCHR said it had monitored 273 cases at the

  • Fish, frogs to boost local food supply

    The government has disbursed more than $4.5 million to boost aquaculture production and domestic market supply amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon told The Post on Monday that in boosting agricultural production, the ministry has received financing from development partners

  • Planning ministry hands out cash to 420,000 poor families in Kingdom

    The Ministry of Planning has identified 20,000 more poor families in the country, bringing the total to over 580,000, while over 420,000 of them have received the government’s cash assistance. In the meantime, many social security cards from families not deemed to be poor have been revoked.

  • Nature in focus at inaugural film and photo festival

    The first Cambodian Wildlife Photo and Film Festival – an event celebrating the conservation of nature through the eyes of wildlife photographers, nature enthusiasts and conservation experts – is scheduled for July 18-26 at Fauna in Focus’ Nature Discovery Centre in Siem Reap. The festival will be

  • Investors’ $14.4M projects approved

    New investments from local and foreign sources continue to pour into Cambodia despite the Covid-19 pandemic remaining a lingering threat to regional and global economies. This comes as the Kingdom’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to contract between one and 2.9 per cent this