Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Cambodian Under-23 team and their coaching staff, for winning the inaugural BIDC Cup at the weekend, in addition to the $20,000 prize money, was the gift of 31 matching Honda Dream motorbikes (and helmets), courtesy of the Cambodian Football Federation. After the hullabaloo of the previous night, the U23 players gathered on Sunday afternoon at the scene of their triumph, the Olympic Stadium, to receive their gifts from the FFC president, HE Sao Sokha. I didn't get a call to join the party, so these pictures are courtesy of Tep Phany of the FFC. The U23 squad are now in Vietnam, returning to the Thanh Long facility just outside Saigon, where they will have another ten days of intensive training in final preparation before they depart for Vientiane and the SEA Games in Laos. They have one game scheduled, meeting Can Tho on the 25th, the day before they return to Phnom Penh.