Why league prize is not the top priority FFC should consider
មាស សុផាណារ៉ុង January 8, 2020
Phnom Penh៖ The Football Federation of Cambodia have recently been slammed over the prize the club receive after being crowned the Metfone Cambodian League champions.
Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng received fifteen thousand dollars for winning the league title last season, and fans reacted disappointedly and angrily to this small amount of money.
They are trying to compare the prize of the champions of Cambodia to several singing competitions on television the like of Cambodian Idol, The Voice Cambodia, and so on.
Most of the professional football clubs in Cambodian top flight can hardly make profit due to less sponsors and supporters, so the league prize can be vital to the clubs’ budget.
At the same time, it is believed there are many things to do in the Cambodian League, and raising its standard should be the top priority that the Football Federation of Cambodia must take it seriously into account.
Where the money should be spent to make a huge impact on the league is always debatable, and it is a stressful job for the Football Federation of Cambodia, who can decide what need to be included in their to-do list.
Raising the league prize alone can’t make a big impact on the league, and perhaps with small budget the Football Federation of Cambodia should consider other factors thoroughly.
Referee standard is questionable. Many players and coaches made a lot of complaint with the crucial decisions made by the referee during the big matches as the referee was often surrounded by angry players during and after the matches, too.
Media is another area that needs improvement. Match promotion is very important to attract the local supporters. It’s the job of the clubs, but most of the clubs’ media teams are not doing enough. The help from the federation is much needed.
There are still several things that should be prioritized ahead of the prize for winning the league including the stadium, pitch, and broadcasting.
By: Sophak Huy