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Cambodia tackle Singapore in friendly

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Cambodian international midfielder Thierry Chantha Bin in action during traiing. KT / Yeun Punlue

Cambodian international midfielder Thierry Chantha Bin said he is ready to face Singapore in tonight’s friendly international match at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium and promised the Angkor Warriors will fight for the win.

“We will try to find a result on the pitch, said Thierry, who turns out in Malaysia Super League for Terengganu. “We are training hard to compete. In the last two games, the results were not good but we will try to improve and focus on teamwork to get a good result.”

In their two previous friendly matches under the leadership of Argentinian head coach Felix Agustin Gonzalez Dalmas, the Kouprey’s suffered a 3-1 defeat to Malaysia and a loss to Timor-Leste 2-2.

Also at yesterday’s press conference was Safuwan Baharudin, a former Pahang FA teammate of Cambodian former-Pahang forward Chan Vathanaka, who praised his former teammate as a talented striker.

“If we do not focus and take care he might be a problem for us, said Baharudin. “I have watched many of his plays in previous AFF Suzuki Cup as well as at training at Pahang FA. He is a technical player and has the pace to beat two or three players.”

Cambodia are ramping up a series of friendlies as they prepare for the imminent AFF Suzuki Cup.

They start their cup bid with a home game against Malaysia on November 8th in Phnom Penh. The competition will take place between November 8 to December 15 across 10 Southeast Asian nations.

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