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Champions-elect face Army challenge

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PreahKhan Reach will be looking to wrap up the title this weekend. KT/Yeun Punlue

After a break in play owing to international commitments, the Metfone C-League resumes this weekend with Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng looking to nail down their first league title since 2013 on Sunday.

Currently leading the chasing pack – and eight points clear of nearest challengers Visakha – a win on Sunday evening over Ministry of National Defense would deliver coach Conor Nestor’s men a much coveted 2019 C-League title.

With the firepower provided up-front by 30-goal Cameroonian hotshot striker Jean Marie Privat Mbarga, the Army defenders will have it all to do if they are to avoid defeat away to the Champions-elect at the Svay Rieng Stadium on Sunday.

Coach Conor Nestor has so far overseen an undefeated league campaign. KT/Yeun Punlue

Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng remain undefeated this season, a remarkable achievement which has led them to the summit of the league table. The influence of Hoy Phallin, defensive-acumen of US-born Jonny Campbell and Cambodia captain Soeuy Visal, creative genius of Prak Mony Udom, and a lethal eye for goal from Mbarga has seen the provincial side rack up an enviable tally of 59 points from 23 games – 18 wins, 5 draws and 0 losses.

Earlier on Sunday, and hoping to keep the pressure on the undefeated league leaders, Visakha meet Asia Euro United at the AEU Sport Park. National Police host Boeung Ket, while Soltilo Angkor host Kompong Cham in Siem Reap.

In tomorrow’s matches, six-time league champs Phnom Penh Crown will welcome Electricite du Cambodge to the Smart RSN Stadium while 2018 champs NagaWorld face the Bati Youth Academy. Kirivong Sok Sen Chey and Angkor Tiger kick off the weekend’s action at 3:30pm.

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