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Seaside boys emerge victorious

Mlop Tapang players celebrate with the trophy after winning the boys Under-10 title  in the Indochina Starfish Foundation’s 5th Ian Thompson Memorial Football Tournament on Saturday. Supplied
Mlop Tapang players from Sihanoukville celebrate with the trophy after winning the boys Under-10 title in the Indochina Starfish Foundation’s 5th Ian Thompson Memorial Football Tournament on Saturday. Supplied

Seaside boys emerge victorious

Sihanoukville’s Mlop Tapang and Chum Kriel School from Kampot won the boys Under-10 and Under-14 titles respectively in the Indochina Starfish Foundation’s 5th Ian Thompson Memorial Football Tournament at the ISF grounds on Saturday.

The seaside town boys beat Phnom Penh’s Kuma Klang (1) 4-1 in the final.

In the semifinals, Mlop Tapang beat Rolus Primary School 2-1, while Kuma Klang edged out Taream School from Kampong Cham 4-3.

Chum Kriel got the measure of Forza Academy 3-2 in the U14 final.

In the last four, Chum Kriel prevailed over DCC Batambang 4-3, as Forza outplayed Chibodia, Kampong Speu 3-0.

According to ISF’s Football Programme Manager Yin Samedy, the tournament attracted 41 teams from 10 provinces around Cambodia.

“The event is often the highlight of the year for these young children who rarely get the chance to take part in competitive sport,’’ Samedy said.

“Moreover, this national tournament provides players with an opportunity to travel outside their immediate communities, and learn and interact with their peers from all across the country.”

Players from Chum Kriel School in Kampot celebrate with the trophy after winning the boys Under-14 title in the Indochina Starfish Foundation’s 5th Ian Thompson Memorial Football Tournament. Supplied
Players from Chum Kriel School in Kampot celebrate with the trophy after winning the boys Under-14 title in the Indochina Starfish Foundation’s 5th Ian Thompson Memorial Football Tournament. Supplied

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