Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng welcome big-spending Visakha at the Svay Rieng Stadium, with Conor Nestor making a huge claim on Visakha’s big spending this season ahead of this Sunday’s encounter between two league title favorites.
Visakha have broken the bank to sign several quality local players such as Nagaworld duo Chheng Meng and Sary Matnorotin and five Phnom Penh Crown players the like of In Sodavid, Sin Kakada, Kim Chhaya, Ken Chansopheak, and Ouk Sovan.
It is understood that Visakha need to provide big salaries in order to lure those talented players to join them as their target this season should be winning the league title, so Conor Nestor regards them as the club with the biggest budget in the Metfone Cambodian League.
Third-placed Visakha are four points behind Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng who sit in the second place, but they receive a big boost before this Super Sunday clash after Conor Nestor reported that Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng will be without two foreign players including Daisuke and Gi Sung Yeon due to injury.
“Sure, it’s a massive game. It will be very tough because we play the team with the biggest budget, and the team with the hugest budget normally wins the league,” Conor Nestor told TheMorning.
“Our preparation isn’t ideal as we have 2 foreign players with injury, but the players are training well and highly motivated.
“I’m not sure if one game can determine anyone’s claim of being a title challenger. The title goes to the most consistent team, and so far we have been consistent enough to be undefeated.
“Visakha are incredibly dangerous as they have 2 players to choose from in all positions. They have some players who haven’t played much, but would play every week at other clubs, so that shows you how strong they are.
“No matter the opponent, we are always ready and prepared for what lies ahead. I hope the 3 teams on the field such as our opponent, the officials and ourselves perform well and put on a show for Cambodian football fans.”
Photo courtesy of Cambodian National Competitions Committee