The regional qualifiers for the Hun Sen Cup, the national football knock-out competition of Cambodia are set to kick-off tomorrow (March 28th).
The competition, which is technically open to all clubs within the Kingdom will begin with five matches on March 28th, with a further three on the 29th, before the next round on the 4th and 5th of April.
The competition, which also essentially works as the third-tier of Cambodian football, under the Cambodian Premier League initially sees clubs play in regional groups, before the qualifiers join the “big clubs” in later rounds.
The Hun Sen Cup qualifiers have traditionally been used as a gateway for new clubs to rise up the Cambodian football pyramid.
To read about the Cambodian Premier League click here.
Hun Sen Cup Qualifiers – Fixtures
The next two days will see a slew of matches across the country, largely represented by provincial clubs, as well as a few wannabe professional teams, with most matches kicking off at mid day due to the lack of floodlights.
28th March 2023
Kep Province FC vs Kampong Speu FC
Rithysen FC vs Svay Rieng FC
Preah Vihear Province FC vs Mondulkiri Province FC
Youth Battambang Province FC vs Banteeay Manchey Province FC
29th March 2023
Siem Reap Province FC vs Athireach Dormer Eysan FC
Kampong Cham Province FC vs Tboung Khmum Province FC
Sofiya Pailin FC vs Oddar Meanchey Province FC
How can I watch the 2023 Hun Sewn Cup Qualifiers?
Most matches are held at high schools, so simply turning up is enough for those interested in witnessing the early rounds of the competition – usually without a cover charge.
The 2023 Hun Sen Cup will historically be the first one to allow foreign players to participate, not to mention Visakha FC going for a record 4th consecutive title.
To read about foreigners now being in the Hun Sen Cup click here.
This article is adapted from BPVE SPORT Cambodia, reported and edited from the great team – Cambodia Sports Review.
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