Monday, May 7, 2012

Crown qualify

Get in there! Phnom Penh Crown qualified for the AFC President's Cup finals (that's the third tier club cup competition in Asian football to you) with a 1-0 win over Nepal Police this afternoon. They had to wait for the torrential rain to stop before the game got underway half an hour late and with Khim Borey's solitary goal after 21 minutes separating the teams, it got a bit nervy towards the end. But the job is done, with a game to spare, and the Crown team can relax and play with the freedom of qualification under their belt, when they face hot-shots Dordoi this Wednesday. With 4 goals in two matches, I reckon Khim Borey will be getting the freedom of the city soon. We did the same thing last year and it feels good to do it again. It's a great boost for Cambodian football to get a team in the finals for the 2nd year running. We don't have much to celebrate sports-wise, so at least we can hang the flags out tonight off the back of this win.

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