Sunday, April 26, 2009
I don't have many details aside from the bare match facts but the final score in Cambodia's opening AFC Challenge Cup qualifying game against the host nation Bangladesh this evening, was a frustrating 1-nil reverse, with Enamul Haque scoring on 73 minutes for the home country. It was their first win in three years. I'm gutted as you might expect, we needed a draw at least, especially as expected, Myanmar beat Macau 4-0 in the opening game with two goals in each half, and that gives the two winning teams a great start with three points apiece. The starting line-up for Cambodia for tonight's game was, on paper, a very offensive-looking unit: Seiha, Chanbunrith, Raksmey, Tiny, Chanthan, Borey (66 Sokngorn), Vathanak (30 Laboravy), Sokumpheak, Narith (77 Ravy), Sovannarith, El Nasa. subs (not used); Mic, Thavrak, Rady, Pichseyla. Attendance: 8,060.
A sight we didn't want to see, as Bangladesh celebrate their 1 goal success against Cambodia [The Daily Star, Bangladesh]