Cambodian women’s team fly out

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Cambodia’s women’s football team lineup ahead of their departure. Courtesy FFC

The Cambodian National Women’s Football Team departed for Palembang, Indonesia yesterday ahead of their participation in the 2018 AFF Women’s Championship which begins tomorrow.

Before leaving, senior coach Meas Samoeun said there were expectations for a strong performance. “We’ve been [training] together for only about two weeks but in that time I’ve seen remarkable growth, said the coach. “We need to strengthen our technique in possession but I think we can have a good chance in the group stages.”

Coach Samoeun also added he was pleased to be able to call upon the experience of Sandra Hill –20-year old US-based college player.

“She’s a good athlete with strong ability and capacity, said the coach. “Throughout training I saw her ability as better than our Cambodian-born players. I expect her inclusion to be a huge boost for the future of the team.”

The AFF Women’s Championship 2018 will be held in Indonesia with Cambodia drawn in Group A alongside Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, and Timor-Leste. Group B consists of Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia. The tournament kicks off tomorrow and concludes on July 13. Cambodia meet Timor at 4pm tomorrow in their opener.

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