Footballers Lose to Singapore

Cambodia’s struggles in the SEA Games football tournament continued as it dropped a 5-0 decision to Singapore Wednes­day night at MPPJ Stadium in Kelana Jaya, Malaysia.

Singapore’s strikers Md Fad­zuhasny Jurami and Indra Sah­dan Daud scored two goals apiece and defender Ratna Suffian Ishak added the fifth. Indra Sah­dan Daud opened the scoring in the eighth minute when he worked his way into the penalty box and fired a grounder past  Cam­bodian goalie Ouk Mic.

Md Fadzuhasny Jurami scored both of his goals before halftime to give Singapore a 3-0 edge. Ratna Suffian Ishak scored in the 50th minute, and 10 minutes later, Masrezwan Masturi was brought down in the penalty box by Cambodian defender Yous Bonarath. Indra Sahdan Daud converted the penalty shot.

Cambodian coach Joachim Fick­ert was upset with his de­fense.

“The usually reliable Yous Bon­arath, who played the skipper’s role, had a bad game to­night,” Fickert said. “The first goal was due to his mistake and that spurred the Singaporeans. Their number 10 [Indra Sahdan Daud] was quick and deadly in the penalty box.”

Cambodia lost, 7-0, to Thailand and tied Burma, 0-0, earlier in the week. They close out play Mon­day against Laos.


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