There's trouble afoot at the Ministry of National Defense
club, last year's runners-up in the Cambodia Premier football league but surprisingly knocked out of the recent Hun Sen Cup quarter-finals by their rivals from the Navy, Phuchung Neak, on penalties. Sounds like it might be a case of sour grapes by the Ministry hierarchy, who've complained loudly of 'irregularities' by members of their team after the shock defeat, prompting five players to ask to leave the club on the eve of the new Premier League season. Two of the five are the Ministry's top players and national squad pin-up boys, striker Khim Borey and goalkeeper Samreth Seiha. Borey (pictured), who was the Golden Boot winner last season with 18 goals, is rumoured to be on the verge of joining Naga Corp, even though he was on the substitutes bench for the cup match in question. Meanwhile, stopper Seiha and the other three players could be moving across to join Ranger FC, though if the Ministry refuse to let them go, they might end up playing for no-one. To be frank, this is the last thing that Borey and Seiha need right now, as they are currently training with the national squad in preparation for the important AFC Challenge matches in Bangladesh at the end of this month. If someone suggested I was a cheat, I think I'd want to move teams as well.
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