Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Ramsey roars to get Sombath the lion’s share

Ramsey roars to get Sombath the lion’s share

Ramsey roars to get Sombath the lion’s share

As countless documentaries can attest, the natural world can be cruel and unforgiving.

The football world can be similarly harsh, and this week it is Manuel Pellegrini who is seemingly being followed by the dulcet tones of David Attenborough, as dire predictions of Manchester City’s failure to qualify for Europe abound.

After City’s Champions League exit and having lost 1-0 to Burnley on Saturday, the British media are speculating on Pellegrini’s sacking like a pack of hyenas circling a wounded gazelle.

But, on the savannah as on the football pitch, for every loser there is a winner; for every isolated zebra there is a satisfied lion. And this week’s apex predator is Kun Sombath, manager of Kun FC, who wins the lion’s share with $20 Cellcard phone credit.

Unlike Pellegrini, Sombath had one of this week’s dual Star Men, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey as captain for a doubled 28 points. To Pellegrini’s further chagrin, Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick also shared the spoils for the same performance, also getting a goal and an assist.

Sombath also had a powerful strike force with Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud for 11 points and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku for 10. There was no winner of the Facebook competition as no one predicted the gameweek’s biggest scorer, so the Cellcard phone credit prize rolls over for another week.

It remains to be seen how much time Pellegrini will be allowed.

MOST VIEWED

  • State of emergency on table amid pandemic

    Prime Minister Hun Sen, his deputy prime ministers and legal team will meet on Tuesday to review the draft law on declaring a state of emergency, as Covid-19 cases rose to 107 in the Kingdom on Monday. Speaking at a press conference after a parliament meeting

  • No word on state of emergency

    The National Assembly (NA) said it will postpone all unnecessary meetings in line with guidance from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) amid the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it did not say when or how it will debate the “state of emergency”

  • Many in limbo as tension heightens

    As the Kingdom restricts travel and prepares for a state of emergency, some foreigners in Cambodia are scrambling for a way home. Foreign embassies in Phnom Penh are making efforts to get their citizens out, but cancelled flights have become common due to the coronavirus

  • State of emergency draft law set for NA

    A draft law aiming to place the Kingdom in a state of emergency amid the Covid-19 pandemic is set for a debate at the National Assembly (NA) after going through the Council of Ministers’ Standing Committee meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday.

  • Hun Sen, ministers, officials donate salaries in virus fight

    Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior government officials have decided to donate their salaries to the National Committee for Combating Covid-19 in support of the ongoing battle against the coronavirus. Hun Sen announced in an April 1 letter that because the Covid-19 situation in Cambodia

  • ‘Logging rampant despite pandemic’

    Forest activists claimed they had observed more cases of deforestation in the Prey Lang area than before the Covid-19 outbreak. They alleged that three companies had sent workers to log and transport timber with no crackdown by the relevant authorities. Heng Sros, an activist in