New Cambodian FA leader promises development

Football Federation of Cambodia's newly-elected President, Lieutenant General Sokha Sao, has promised to make more efforts to raise the level of football in his country. “We want to ensure Cambodian football is on par with other Asian countries and we have chalked out a plan to stress on the development of youth football. Our first priority will be to strengthen the cooperation between all the concerned stakeholders. In recent months, we have started a new program to use football as a tool to educate children in the western provinces,” Lt Gen Sao told Asian Football Confederation President Mohamed Bin Hammam.

“We would also like to put in place a better club structure, and support school football. We will host three events in 2007, including the Prime Minister’s Cup, first division and second division leagues. Our plans include the building of more football fields near capital Phnom Penh and would also like to host some competitions apart from playing hosts to coaching and refereeing courses,” he added.