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Police storm to Hun Sen Cup final

Police storm to Hun Sen Cup final

Neither the rain-drenched pitch nor the energetic opposition posed a problem for National Police as they scored a goal in each half to ruin Angkor Tiger’s biggest moment so far at Olympic Stadium on Sunday evening.

Police beat outsiders Build Bright United in the final to win the cup for so far the only time in 2014.

Midfielder Noun Borey showed great improvisation to come up with the opening goal. With no room to take aim at with his right foot, he quickly dragged the ball to his left and found the top corner with a firm shot.

That 32nd minute goal spurred on the Tigers to fight harder, but Police never gave up control nor did they miss a chance to counterattack.

Ol Ravy produced a cross of quality for the advancing Lun Chamroeun to head the ball home for the winner.

The final between Ministry of National Defense, who edged out Naga during extra time on Saturday, and Police will be played at Olympic Stadium on October 6.

Vathanaka out of squad

Injury-hit Chan Vathanaka of Boeung Ket and Visakha defender Rous Samoeun, who is on the mend following knee surgery, were left out of the 23-member Cambodia squad along with vastly experienced Khun Laboravy and young Ministry of National Defense goalkeeper Um Sereyroth for an international friendly with Malaysia on September 10.

In releasing the make-up of the squad, the Football Federation of Cambodia shed very little light on how deeply involved in the selection process the newly named head coach/general manager Keisuke Honda played since he is away in Australia playing for club side Melbourne Victory.

According to federation sources, the former AC MIlan star and a Japanese household name had been familiarised with the squad of players to add to his personal knowledge of some of them.

At the time of his appointment, the FFC had indicated that Honda would lean on his Argentine friend Gonzalez Dalmas to carry out routine coaching work on his behalf while he kept track of the proceedings via regular video conferences.

So far there is no word on how the arrangement is working out, but an FFC source familiar with the subject indicated to The Post on Monday that Honda will make an appearance at the friendly.

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