Svay Rieng and Cambodian football looking to catch up to Southeast Asia’s big boys

The general manager of Cambodian champions Svay Rieng, Christopher Grant believes that the country's standings in the region will "go boom" soon.

They may not be as well known as Buriram FC or Persib Bandung in Malaysia, but when Cambodian league champions Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng FC were in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month, they made local fans take notice of them, through the results they produced in pre-season friendlies against Malaysia’s top-tier sides.

They first produced a shock 4-0 thumping of 33-time Malaysia Cup champions Selangor on January 9, before recording a 2-1 come-from-behind win against Felda United two days later.

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