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CHINA -ASEAN Invitation Tournament: Cambodia In Group B, takes on Macau in Opening Game

By: Ken Gadaffi Posted: October-25-2011 in
Cambodian Team to the China-Asean Invitational basketball Tournament
Ken Gadaffi

Cambodia National basketball Team will take on Macau Tuesday,in their opening game of the China-Asean basketball Invitational Tournament in Nanning City in the Province of Guangxi, China.

The Cambodian team left the Kingdom on Sunday Afternoon aboard a china Eastern Airline arrived Nanning after a 5 hours transit in Guanzhou late on Sunday Night.

Cambodia is drawn in Group B along with Macau, China Guangxi, Vietnam Hanoi, and Chinese Taipei. Group A comprise of Host China Pingguo, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Laos, Singapore and Myammar.

The Opening Game will see host Chinese Pingguo taking on Hongkong in Group A before Cambodia take on Macau in the Group B clash.

In the other fixtures Cambodia will trade hoops with China Guangxi on Wednesday, Vietnam Hanoi on Thursday and Chinese Taipei on Friday.

Two top teams from each group will proceed to the semi finals on Saturday and the winners will play the Finals will be held on Sunday 30th October.

 Sreng Meng Srun Cambodia’s Thach Boroth drives to the basket during their second friendly basketball game against a Vietnamese team at the indoor hall of Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Cambodia won the game 95-81.

Cambodia’s Thach Boroth drives to the basket during their second friendly basketball game against a Vietnamese team at the indoor hall of Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Cambodia won the game 95-81.Photo by: Sreng Meng Srun

"We are going to give our best shot" Says Head Coach Austin Koledoye, " The players are ready, we had a light training early this morning ( Monday) and they are in good shape after the weekend game against Vietnam Ho chi Minh" Austin Koledoye stated through a telephone interview.

The Cambodia team are still basking in the Euphoria of their win on Saturday against the Vietnamese team from Ho chi minh will have to contend with the weather in Nanning which is presently at an average of 23 Degrees Centigrade.

The three foreign based players joined nine other local players and four official to make the trip. They as follows

Lav Chhaydany, Phal Sophors, Chom Chanborey, Sovann Panha, Kim Vengngoun, Kim Ran, Meas Rithyravuth, Monh Putratana, Sopheark Mith, Terro Sao, Boroth Thach, Sophoeun Oeun, Max Chanphirun (official), Koledoye Abayomiolushola (Head coach)Lor Syngharith ( Assistant coach) Top Panha (NOC official)

Ken Gadaffi is the Expert/Adviser of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia

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