It’s Kampong Cham’s turn now!

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Family FC (A) from Poipet won a berth in the March 10 – 11 grand final. Yeun Punlue

Kampong Cham province will be the venue tomorrow and Sunday for the continuing 6th Annual Tiger Street Football Festival 2018. The festival, again, will keep up to its promise of intense futsal action and a fun superstar after-games party with performers and DJs.

The team that qualifies from this provincial round will not only win $1,500 in prize money but also bag a ticket to the March 10 and 11 Sixth Annual Tiger Street Football Festival grand final in Phnom Penh. The team that comes runners-up will win $1,000. Teams placed third and fourth will win $500 and $200 respectively.

Tiger cheerleaders entertaining the crowd in Poipet. Photo: Yeun Punlue

The 6th Annual Tiger Street Football Festival kicked off on January 20 in Sihanoukville and to date provincial rounds have been held in Kampong Speu, Battambang, Siem Reap and Poipet provinces. After Sunday in Kampong Cham, provincial rounds will take place in the following weeks in Kandal and Phnom Penh. With a total prize fund of $50,000 up for grabs, the grand final will see winning teams from Sihanoukville, Kampong Speu, Battambang, Siem Reap, Poipet, Kampong Cham, Kandal, and Phnom Penh, playing off each other to win the national 6th Annual Tiger Street Football championship.

The national champion receives a cash prize of $15,000, the first runner up $5,000, the second runner up $2,500 and the third runner up $1,000.

Last Sunday, after navigating a lengthy knockout stage Family FC (A) and Poipet Empire (A) were drawn to meet in the final. It was Family FC who came away with the win – and the plaudits – in a close contest against their rivals.

In a final full of goals for fans to celebrate, the two sides went into the half-time break level at 3-3 and were closely matched.

Intense futsal action in Poipet. Photo: Yeun Punlue

With the game finely balanced at half-time, it was Family who dug deepest to score an unassailable treble late in the half to secure a 6-3 win and the top provincial prize of $1,000.

Family FC, now, has won a berth in the March 10 – 11 grand final.

Ex-Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs, the most decorated footballer of all-time, is set to visit Cambodia for the grand final and teams will be vying for a chance to share a futsal cage with the Welsh wing wizard.

After games fun for football fans. Photo: Supplied
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