Meet Cambodia’s Number One Goalkeeper, Yaty Sou

Goalkeeper could be the most underrated role in football, yet why did Cambodia’s Number one goalkeeper, Yaty Sou, choose to play in this role? When asked why play in the role as a goalkeeper; to which he replied in a short and clear comment: “Cos [Because] I like this position.”

Yaty, 23, has been lauded by most of the coaches, players, and fans in Cambodia for his great skills and talent, and he has been considered as the Cambodia’s best goalkeeper at this present time. “For me [I] never think I am the number one goalkeeper in Cambodia. I don’t care about it. I just keep training for my club and country but I also feel happy to hear that from others,” he said humbly.

Cambodia's goalkeeper Sou Yaty (R) fights for the ball with Myanmar's Kyaw Zayar Win (L) during their football match in the 27th SEA Games football tournament in Yangon on December 7, 2013.    AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU        (Photo credit should read Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

The 23-year-old also shared his experience regarding how to be a good goalkeeper. “I try my best in every training time with my coach, respect the rules, and am well-disciplined,” he said.

Yaty on his appearance for Cambodia in the coming 2018 World Cup qualifiers second round: “I feel happy to represent our country for World Cup qualifiers 2nd round. It is the first time for us in history.”

Yaty expresses his thankfulness to all the fans who have kept supporting him and the team, and he wants more and more supports from the fans to push the team forwards.

Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images.


Svay Rieng FC have announced their full squad for RHB Singapore Cup

Normally, it should be the champion of Cambodian League who gets the invitation to join RHB Singapore Cup, but this year it is weird that the 2015 Hun Sen Cup winner, Svay Rieng FC, will represent Cambodia in this tournament.


Svay Rieng have just announced their full squad for the RHB Singapore Cup: Am Sovannarath, Om Outdom, Moul Daravorn, Prak Mony Udom, Chea Samnang, Dzarma Bata, Hoy Phallin, Soun Veasna, Sok Samnang, Lay Raksmey, Soeuy Visal, Sam Oeun Pidor, Phanny Y Rotha, Nofiu Razak Lawal, James Micheal, Tani Reijin, Saret Kriya, and Moun Nara.

Source: Svay Rieng FC

Ohara Kazunori: Cambodia’s 4:1 victory over Japan Selection Team is not a result.

Cambodia came from a 1:nil down to win 4:1 over Japanese Selection Term (Japanese All-Stars in Cambodian League) in the practice match under the flood lights on May 17th, 2015.

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Ohara Kazunori, the Camboda’ interim head coach, stated that it was not a result because it was to just only test his players. “The real victory is when Cambodia play the official matches in 2018 World Cup Qualification Round 2,” he said. “The players had some problems with playing on artificial pitch,” he added. Cambodia are going to play a few friendly matches before taking on Singapore in their first match of 2018 World Cup Qualification Round 2 on June 11th, 2015.

Source: ThmeyThmey

Former Crown’s Striker, Borey Khim, Is back with National Team

One of Cambodia’s best strikers, Borey Khim, is back with Cambodia National Team.

10151860_376694529191266_8380909530700569206_n  “I feel very delighted to get a call-up to join the national team again,” he said. “I was very surprised to see many fans going to the match even though it was just a normal practice match,” he added. “I will try to train, be well-disciplined, and do my best in the upcoming international friendly matches,” he committed. Borey to the supporters: “I would like to suggest the supporters to back the team in the next matches and to go and support us at the stadium because supporters are the 12th players who are desperately needed.”

Cambodia will play three more friendly matches before hosting Singapore in 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Round 2 on June 11th, 2015.
– against African Selection Team (in Cambodian League) at Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh on May 28th, 2015
– against Laos at Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh on June 2nd, 2015
– against Myanmar at Thailand on June 05th, 2015

Photo: Andy Brouwer

Sokngon Keo on His Return to Cambodia U-23

Sokngon Keo has an exclusive interview with CAMfootballnews via Facebook over his return to national team (Cambodia U-23) after being banned for six months by FFC Disciplinary Council.

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Sokngon is very delighted to rejoin the Cambodia U-23 team. “I feel very happy that I can help the national team again,” he said. “My commitment is to help Cambodia U-23 to reach Semifinal in SEA Games this year,” he added. Sokngon would like to pay tribute to all his fans who always support him and promise to help Cambodia U-23 to make new history in 28th SEA Games in Singapore. “I would like to thank all fans who always support me and national team. I promise that Cambodia will make new history, and we will reach semi-final in 28th SEA Games 2015,” he stated.

For 28th SEA Games (from 29 May to 15 June 2015), Cambodia U-23 has been drawn in Group A alongside with the host Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Philippines.

Post-match Interview with the Cambodia U-23 Team Manager over Cambodia 1:nil Defeat to South Korea U-22

Pisedth Chhaing, the Cambodia U-23 team manager, has an exclusive post-match interview from Vietnam with CAMfootballnews via Facebook over Cambodia’s 1:nil defeat to South Korea U-22.

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“South Korean boys are good in all areas: defense, midfield, and attack. And they are very well-built,” said the team manager.

Piseth regarded the ball possession as 55% to South Korea U-22 and 45% for Cambodia U-23. “They [South Korea U-22] had some good scoring chances, and so did we. So it is a box-to-box match. And we had some good shoots on target, but our players were not brave enough and were lack of confidence to score,” he added.

“Our players were working so hard for the entire match and were very tired after the match,” he stated.

Cambodia U-23 will have another friendly match against the host, Đồng Tâm Long An U-23, in Vietnam on May 15, 2015.