Thursday, April 23, 2009
A training session line-up: [back row LtoR] Ravy, Seiha, Raksmey, El Nasa, Laboravy, Chanthan, Sokumpheak, Mic, Pichseyla, Vathanak, Sovannara. [front row LtoR] Rady, Tiny, Narith, Sovannarith, Chanbunrith, Borey, Sokngorn, ThavrakThis is a look behind the scenes with the Cambodia national football team during one of their afternoon training sessions earlier this week, as they make their final preparations for their Friday morning departure to Bangladesh and three important AFC Challenge Cup qualifying matches beginning Sunday. Coach Prak Sovannara was a genial host as always and after completing our interview about the nation's chances of qualifying for next year's finals, he spent the next couple of hours with his 18-man squad, practising game situations and explaining his requirements to his players. One point from the interview that he emphasized was how well the players respond and adapt to different situations and match conditions, which will be put to the test next week.