The Metfone C-League enters week 16 with top of the table Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng (PKR) making the bumpy journey to Kirivong Stadium to face the league’s rock bottom side Kirivong Sok Sen Chey in tomorrow afternoon’s 3:30pm kick-off.
PKR coach Vandeth Sam has cause for optimism as his team go into the match on the back of last weekend’s morale-boosting 6-0 win over Electricite du Cambodge. That same weekend, Kirivong claimed only their third draw as they held Phnom Penh Crown in their clash.
However, it is the match between fourth-placed Ministry of National Defense and fifth-placed Boeung Ket at the Army Stadium tomorrow evening which could have a profound impact on this season’s championship.
Defending champions Boeung Ket are in danger of missing out on claiming one of only four play-off spots as they sit level on points with the Army side – yet below by virtue of goal difference.
A loss to their play-off-chasing rivals could be the death knell for the two-time C-League champions’ 2017 title bid.
Meanwhile NagaWorld, five points adrift from the league leaders, have a tricky task against Electricite du Cambodge in their evening meeting at the National Olympic Stadium.
Crown, Cambodian football’s most decorated club side, will entertain perennial mid-table team Asia Europe United at RSN Stadium in Sunday’s highlight.
Crown will be looking to bounce back from a galling stoppage time equaliser in their last league fixture against lowly Kirivong.
AEU will be seeking a better result than their last league match – a 4-0 thumping courtesy of Cambodian Tiger.
In Sunday’s other fixtures, CMAC and Cambodian Tiger clash at Army Stadium, while National Police and Western FC wrap up the weekend action with a 6:30pm kick-off.