Sum Vanna to use the clash against Kedah FA to assess his team performance

January 13, 2020 - 11:30 AM | អត្ថបទដោយ៖ ពិដោរ កុរច័ន្ទរតនា

Sum Vanna reveals his aim against Kedah FA in the final match of the 2020 Smart RSN Stadium Cup, and the team that win the match will lift this pre-season international trophy.

Both sides began their 2020 Smart RSN Stadium Cup in style as they defeated Angkor Tiger in their opening match. Phnom Penh Crown collected all three points with a narrow 2-1 victory over Angkor Tiger on January 10.

Paulo Victor scored from the sport kick just three minutes into the second half, and Chhoun Chanchav extended the Red Singha’s lead to 2-0 before Gabriel Carmo struck late to pull one back for Angkor Tiger.

Kedah FA also snatched all three points against Angkor Tiger on January 12 as Zaquan Adha netted the only goal to help the Malaysian side record a 1-0 win over the Siem Reap side.

All Phnom Penh Crown foreign players including Paulo Victor, Omogba, Timothy, Nieto, and Ideguchi featured during their 2-1 win against Angkor Tiger, and Sum Vanna confirmed that goalkeeper Um Vichet, who was not included in the team against Oriol Mohedano’s side, will face Kedah FA tomorrow.

Sum Vanna told “We will give our best as we play at home. We have no problems facing any teams at home, and we need to play our game as it is a pre-season game.

“Kedah FA are a good team, and they did well in the AFC Champions League qualifiers. We will face them at the Smart RSN Stadium, which is our home, so we will do our best. It will be a good game, and we will use it as an assessment for our team performance. Win or lose, it will be a game we use to prepare our team ahead of the new season.

“We are, actually, aware of the quality of Angkor Tiger, so we decided to use the goalkeepers [Saveng Samnang and Kong Chanvuthy] who used to face them. Um Vichet and Chhin Chhainuth will face Kedah FA.”