The Metfone Cambodian League return to action this weekend following a two-week break due to international break as each club has three remaining matches to play till the end of the season.
With nineteen league matches down, Nagaworld are leading the race for the league title as they top the table with two points ahead of their arch rivals Boeung Ket, who look to secure their third successive league championships in a row this season.
Nagaworld need seven points from their three remaining matches against Ministry of National Defense, G.C National Police, and Visakha to claim the league championships this season after failing to win it in several seasons.
Nagaworld will play their decisive match against Ministry of National Defense at the Army Stadium this Saturday as they need nothing but three points to have high hope for clinching the league title.
Ministry of National Defense knocked out Nagaworld in the Hun Sen Cup semi-final prior to the international break, so Coach Meas Channa’s side need to keep their Hun Sen Cup failure aside and bounce back to snatch all three points this Saturday.
Nagaworld defeated Coach Phea Sopheaktra’s side 2-0 in the first round of the season thanks to their Nigerian forward Bisan George’s second-half brace after both sides played out a 0-0 draw at half-time.
However, Ministry of National Defense are a better team now than they were in the first round as the fourth-placed side are unbeaten in twelve consecutive league matches so far this season.
Therefore, this Saturday’s league clash between two Cambodian giant clubs will produce much tension as Ministry of National Defense also look to make Nagaworld’s title race in trouble.
Meanwhile, second-placed Boeung Ket have easier fixtures than the league leaders as they face Electricite Du Cambodge, Angkor Tiger, and Phnom Penh Crown, meaning that the three-time champions are likely to bag at least six points from their final three matches.
Third-placed Visakha are five points behind the table toppers, so their title hope is not over yet should they snatch three points from G.C National Police this Saturday.
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