Sunday, September 27, 2009
PHNOM PENH, Sep. 26, 2009
(Xinhua News Agency) -- Naga Corp was crowned the champion of the Cambodian Premier League (CPL) on Saturday after defeating Khamera Keila FC 2-1 at national Olympic stadium.
Okonokwo Sundayapatrick was the hero of the match, scoring two goals. Naga Corp pocketed a prize money of 10,000 U.S. dollars.
Khamera FC, which finished runner-up, earned 7,500 dollars, and Royal Sword was third with a cash award of 5,000 dollars.
Phnom Penh Crown FC was fourth and the fifth place went to National defense FC.
"Football now is starting to be very popular game for our people especially for the youth and it also can help them to avoid using drug," Thong Khon, tourism minister and president of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia said at the closing ceremony.
"Next year, we will change the name of CPL to C League which will be supported from Vietnam telephone company, Metfone," said Ouk Sotheacheat, secretary general of FFC.