Timothy Okereke: I don’t struggle against big teams

មាស សុផាណារ៉ុង March 10, 2020


Phnom Penh៖ Timothy Okereke insisted that he doesn’t struggle against big teams after Phnom Penh Crown played out a 0-0 draw with defending champions Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng at the Smart RSN Stadium on Sunday.

The Nigerian netted seventh time in three consecutive matches for Phnom Penh Crown, but missed out on scoring against the Svay Rieng side. He has made a huge impact on the Red Singha’s attack as he was brought to the club to help them challenge for the league title this season.

“I didn’t struggle to score [against big teams] just that the game was what it was,” the former Angkor Tiger striker told camsports.org.

“I have been scoring against big teams, and I will continue to do so. I’m not desperate to win the Golden boot, but this season is going to be beautiful for Phnom Penh Crown, me, and the fans.

“The draw was a good result, not great though. It was a tough clash for both sides. Half bread is better than none, and Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng to the best of my knowledge is still the team with best local and experienced players in the league, so it’s a good one for us.”

Phnom Penh Crown are unbeaten in the Metfone Cambodian League with three wins and a draw that sees them top the table after four matches, and Timothy Okereke is pleased with his side’s brilliant start.

He added: “[The record] perfect for us to be compared to last season where Phnom Penh Crown were in a much lower position by this time, so I’m excited with the record because it’s a great sign that the team is getting better and stronger together with all new foreign players.”


Photo Courtesy: Phnom Penh Crown

By: Sophak Huy