Two Cambodia super stars send messages of support to Cambodia ahead of this evening’s tie with Hong Kong
មាស សុផាណារ៉ុង September 5, 2019
Phnom Penh: Cambodia entertain Hong Kong at the National Olympic Stadium this evening at 6.30 in the Group C opener of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers second round.
Cambodia duo including striker Chan Vathanaka and midfielder Prak Monyudom, who are dropped from the Cambodia National Team squad, have sent messages of support to Cambodia as they also call for the supporters to turn up at the National Olympic Stadium to cheer for the team.
Prak Monyudom also revealed why he was not included in the Cambodia National Team squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers clash with Hong Kong.
The Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng midfielder said: “I wish the national team the best for this evening’s match, and I hope to see thousands of our supporters going to the game to support our national team. Since it is an opening game, it’s very important for our national team.
“I can’t join the national team due to injury, but what’s really important is our team and our flag. It doesn’t matter who will play because football is a team game. I think it’s not a big deal even though we are without several [important] players.
“I think the coach [Felix Dalmas] has a clear goal in selecting the players to join the national team, and he understands the players who can play and apply his tactic.”
Meanwhile, Chan Vathanaka took to social media to show his support for the KoupreyBlues as he will be watching Cambodia’s first match of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers second round campaign against Hong Kong.
The Boeung Ket striker said: “I wish them all the best, and thanks our supporters for their care about my situation right now.”
Cambodia, who were drawn in Group C of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers second round alongside Hong Kong, Bahrain, Iran, and Iraq, will play their first two matches of the campaign at home as they entertain Hong Kong this evening and Bahrain on September 10.
By: Sophak Huy