As the Metfone C-League enters its second period of 2018 with matchweek 12 this weekend, clubs will be showing off their new signings as the race to top the kingdoms domestic club competition continues.
After weeks of rumours, Chan Vathanaka, Cambodia’s prodigious forward, announced his return to the Metfone C-League by rejoining former club Boeung Ket. The 24-year old was previously at Pahang of the Malaysian Super League – although it was a spell he would want to forget. His stint at Pahang FA came to an abrupt end in April, a little under five months after making a high profile switch to the MSL club.
If he can rediscover his precocious form during his last term at the Rubbermen, they could well clinch a third straight league title.
BK did however release forward Khuon Laboravy and goalkeeper and fan favourite Sou Yaty. The 26-year old custodian joined Naga, it will be his fifth C-League club after Build Bright United, Ministry of National Defense, Phnom Penh Crown, and Boeung Ket. BK added Yok Asary and Ke Vannak to their squad, while title-chasing NagaWorld signed up Korean Song Chi Hoon.
Newcomers Visakha FC also shook up the Cambodian transfer market after they completed a transfer coup of Cambodian National Team players Keo Sokpheng and Sok Sovan.
Sokpheng was recently released by Malaysian Super League outfit Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Perak after an ineffective half-season spell.
Phnom Penh Crown, lacking firepower and wallowing mid-table, also announced the signing of Brazilian forward Valci Júnior. He replaces the injured Jorrin John as Crown’s fifth foreign import.