Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sokumpheak's big day

Sokumpheak with Fabio Cannavaro, flanked by teammates Khim Borey and Sok Sovan
Kouch Sokumpheak is acknowledged by most football fans to be Cambodia's number one player for the last few years. He was an outstanding member of the Khemara Keila team before joining Phnom Penh Crown last season and top-scoring with 19 goals as Crown won the league championship and reached the final of the AFC President's Cup. He's been a nailed-on certainty in the Cambodian national team since his debut in 2006. And this coming Saturday will be another big date in the calendar for him, his marriage to Oeu Ravy. Yesterday he warmed up for the big occasion by meeting one of his footballing heroes, Fabio Cannavaro. He also took his dog to yesterday's training session, so will appeal to dog lovers as well as football fans. 500 guests have been invited to celebrate the wedding party on Saturday, for one of the nicest guys you could meet. Have a great day Sokumpheak and Ravy.
Sokumpheak gets to shake hands with Fabio Cannavaro yesterday
Sokumpheak takes his dog to yesterday's training session
Sokumpheak and his future wife Ravy enjoy the beach

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