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PKR chase elusive league title, face BBU exam

PKR chase elusive league title, face BBU exam

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BBU’s Rim Bunhieng (right) jumps for the ball next to PKR captain Sam El Nasa during their last league meeting on June 4. The teams face off again today at 3pm at Olympic Stadium.

Preah Khan Reach and Build Bright United lock horns in the Metfone C-League at 3pm today at Olympic Stadium. While third-placed PKR are still in with a slender chance of claiming their first league title, BBU in sixth can now only dream of second this year.

Last week, the University-backed club saw their depleted lineup suffer a disappointing 2-1 loss to Kirivong Sok Sen Chey. Goalkeeper Hem Simay, midfielder Chan Veasna and forward Heng Sokly will return to the fray after serving out suspensions, although Um Chandara is unlikely to make an appearance due to injury.

In recent games, Tuy Sam has provided some classy assurance at the back, and has cooperated well with fellow defenders Nhim Sovannara and In Virak.

BBU head coach Meas Sam Oeun has also shown faith in youthful right winger Chea Sophany.

Meanwhile, 2011 Hun Sen Cup winners PKR, who laboured to a 1-0 victory over relegation-hit Prek Pra last time out, will have midfielder Sok Chanraksmey absent after he collected a one-match ban for a red card. Tum Saray should be recalled to the front line after missing out on last week’s action.

Prak Mony Udom is still a danger man for the military police-backed team through his superb distribution to strikers such as Khoun Laboravy and Phanny I Ratha. Substitutes Hoy Phaly and Chan Vattaka also offer strength in depth.

PKR keeper Sor Sopheap has been gathering more and more match experience as a successful replacement of veteran stopper Ouk Mich.

In the first-leg encounter between the sides, Preah Khan Reach won 2-1.

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