Vathanaka’s Pahang FA go second

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Chan Vathanaka’s Pahang put four past Prak Mony Udom’s Negeri Sembilan. Supplied

With four of Cambodia’s finest footballers making the leap to the Malaysian Super League (MSL) this year, Khmer Times is keeping fans abreast of their fortunes after gameweek five fixtures at the weekend.

Pahang showed their strength in attack at the Darul Makmur Stadium on Saturday, as Chan Vathanaka’s club put four past Prak Mony Udom’s Negeri Sembilan in a 4-0 win.

While Vathanaka did not get on the scoresheet, Patrick Cruz and Francis Forkey Doe each grabbed a brace of goals – Cruz scoring in the 27th and 66th minute, and Doe in the 45th and 89th.

Mony Udom’s club, suffering their fourth straight loss in all competitions, dropped to twelfth position – the bottom spot in the league table.

This latest victory pushed Pahang up to second place taking over from Thierry Chantha Bin’s Terengganu FC who suffered their first defeat of the season – a 1-0 reverse to Johor Darul Ta’zim – the only goal of the game came in the 29th minute from the boot of Marcos António. The defeat leaves Terengganu now in fifth place in the standings.

On Sunday, Keo Sokpheng started on the bench as he saw his PKNP side go down to a 2-0 defeat to Melaka United. PKNP sit in tenth, hovering precariously above the relegation zone.

Back on Cambodian shores, national team coach Prak Sovannra, announced he would be calling up Cambodia’s Malaysia-based quartet for their upcoming international friendly match with Laos and the official AFC Asian Cup 2019 group match against Afghanistan on March 27.

Sovannara said Prak Mony Udom and Keo Sokpheng had already arrived back for training, with Vathanaka and Chantha Bin set to arrive next week.

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