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National team face V-League friendlies

National team face V-League friendlies

The Cambodian national football team, currently in Vietnam’s Hong Anh Gia Lai province for a preparatory camp ahead of October’s Suzuki Cup qualifiers, will be heading to Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday to play a series of friendlies against some of the V-League clubs over the next few weeks.

The squad of 25 players and four officials selected at the end of the 2010 Metfone C-league season left Phnom Penh on a 45-day training programme under the newly appointed South Korean coach Lee Tae Hoon three weeks ago. The players have been put through intensive training sessions at the Hoang Anh Gia Lai club facility, interspersed with a couple of warm up games against local outfits.

“Feed back from the coach indicated that everything was going smoothly, though Lee Tae Hoon suggested on more than one occasion that a lot needs to be done to make the side fighting fit,” said a Football Federation of Cambodia source, who wished to remain anonymous.

The next phase of the programme is considered the most crucial part of the tour, since it involves contests against some of the best V-League teams.

FFC President Sao Sokha will be travel to Vietnam tomorrow for a meeting with the Hoang Anh Gia Lai club president, and is expected to watch the national team in action during his visit.

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