Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - They think it's all over




They think it's all over

They think it's all over

Phnom Penh Crown's Cameroonian striker Jean-Roger Lappe Lappe (centre, behind post) thinks he's scored a late winner, but it was disallowed for offside. In an entertaining match that didn't reflect the scoreline Wednesday at Olympic Stadium, Cambodian Premier League teams Phnom Penh Crown and Khemara Keila played out a 0-0 draw. The game was shrouded in controversy, with a goal in the last minute by Lappe Lappe - who had been recalled from a two-week stint at Thai club Samut Songkhram to help rejuvinate the underachieving Crown team - dismissed by referee Kuong Ly as the linesman flagged for offside. "How?" demanded Crown manager Makara Be after the game. "Our player crossed the ball from near the corner flag. How can [Lappe Lappe] be offside? I asked the officials, but they couldn't explain." The manager also noted an earlier decision that didn't go Crown's way. "Our number nine [Chan Chhaya]  was dribbling [in the area] when he was kicked from behind," said Makara Be. With the draw, Crown shuffle to 7 points and remain in seventh place, on equal pegging with fellow Samdech Hun Sen Cup finalists Naga Corp, both 5 points adrift of league leaders Preah Khan Reach at 12 points. However, there are still 13 rounds left in the season for Crown to find their way back into the top four and gain entry into the season's finaletournament, the Super 4, a playoff designed with the dominance of Crown in mind, according to FFC vice-president Khek Ravy.

MOST VIEWED

  • Tourists urged not to skip trip

    The Ministry of Tourism has called on international tourists not to cancel trips to Cambodia, but urged them to adhere to several dos and don’ts when arriving in the Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry released an eight-point instruction manual on Wednesday published

  • The taxman cometh – Cambodia’s capital gains tax casts the net on individual taxpayers

    In a country where only limited personal income tax existed, the new taxation law beginning January 1, 2021, will make taxpayers out of Cambodians, whether they are ready for it or not About two years ago, a little known amendment was made to Article 7 of the Law

  • Cambodian-American gets Star Trek treatment

    Kevin Ung, a Cambodian-American whose family escaped genocide during the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror, was recently selected from thousands of applicants to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s inaugural 2020 Star Trek Command Training Programme, a course intended to give hands-on filmmaking experience

  • Cambodia seeks to be transport hub

    Cambodia is working on several fronts to modernise its transport infrastructure and services, concentrating on opening new international gates to relieve and balance traffic congestion at its borders, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Thursday. This is part of the Kingdom’

  • Deminers unearth ancient lion statue

    Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana told The Post on Tuesday that a statue of a lion was found by mine clearance experts while they were digging for a development project. It was sent to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts last

  • PM: West unfair to Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen released a message celebrating the International Day of Peace on Monday, saying that some major powers and western countries had been systemically cooperating to put political pressure on Cambodia as they did in the 1970s and 1980s. Hun Sen said pressuring