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Sunday morning and I was up and out by 6.30am on my way to hook up with the bus taking the Cambodian U-14 national team out to Kambol for a practice match against Preah Khan Reach. Playing against the physically-bigger under-16s from the club team was a tough ask for the younger boys but that was the object of the exercise, though both teams found it hard going under the exhausting hot sun. Getting on the bus - it's the bus provided by the Football Federation of Cambodia for use by all the national teams - I was aghast at the swarms of mosquitoes that engulfed everyone inside the bus. I have literally never seen so many mozzies in one place. If that wasn't bad enough, the cranky old bus then conked out about a kilometre up the road and I was forced to return the fifteen kilometres to home by motodop, rather than wait an hour for a second bus. Moral of the story - don't trust the Football Federation to do anything right. No change there then.