06 November 2015

Cambodia beat Brunei

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
THE national football team went down 6-1 to Cambodia in a friendly match at the Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium last night.
The Wasps trailed 3-1 at halftime and Keo Sokpheng added to the scoresheet for Cambodia in the 54th minute after getting the better of two defenders inside the box to fire past goalkeeper Pg Mohd Muizzuddin Pg Ismail.
Prak Mony Udom should have added to the tally two minutes later but Pg Mohd Muizzuddin did enough to see the former fire the ball across the face of goal.
It was 5-1 in the 61st minute with Udom squaring the ball for Sokpheng to score from inside the box.
The Sultanate were on target in the 75th minute with Ak Md Fakharazzi Pg Hj Hassan unleashing a good shot from the edge of the box, but Cambodian custodian Um Serieirath dived down for the save.
Cambodia completed the rout with Soeuy Visal heading home Udom’s corner two minutes into stoppage time.
Interim national football coach Mike Wong Mun Heng, who is also the National Football Association of Brunei Darssualam (NFABD) Technical Director, was using the match to see how the players fare on the international level as they look to build the national squad for next year’s AFF (ASEAN Football Federation) Suzuki Cup qualifiers.
On the other hand, Cambodia were using the friendly match as preparations for their next fixture in Group E of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers against Afghanistan on Nov 12 before hosting Japan five days later.
They are winless in the group after five matches and are already out of contention to make it into the next round.
Brunei’s last international match saw them lose 5-1 to Singapore at the Jurong East Stadium in Singapore on June 6.

The Brunei Times

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