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Phnom Penh Empire Football Club Wins Hun Sen Cup
    2008-04-06 23:19:42     Xinhua
The Phnom Penh Empire Football Club won the Hun Sen Cup 2008 on Sunday and received 15,000 U.S. dollars of cash prize from the organizer.

Meanwhile, Phnom Penh governor Kep Chup Tema awarded the club 2,500 dollars in extra to highlight its 1-0 victory over the Royal Sword Football Club from Ministry of Interior at the National Olympic Stadium.

The Royal Sword Football Club received 10,000 dollars of cash prize from the organizer and also 2,500 dollars of extra bonus from the governor.

The third-place Build Bright University Football Club won 5,000 dollars of cash prize.

The best goal getter Sok Chan Raksmey from the Spark Football Club scored 12 goals in all and was awarded with 250 dollars of cash prize, while the best goal keeper Ouk Mek from the Royal Sword Football Club also won 250 dollars.

The Royal Sword Football Club won the title of Fair Play Team, together with 1,250 dollars of cash prize, while the Best Referee Team, also together with 1,250 dollars of cash prize, went to those chairing the match between the Phnom Penh Empire Football Club and the Royal Sword Football Club.

Next year we will donate more money for the tournament and promote the game to regional levels, said Deputy Prime Minister Sok An at the closing ceremony.

"We are weaker than other countries in this field and we must catch up," he added.

Altogether 28 clubs sent teams to the tournament this year.

The annual match is named after Prime Minister Hun Sen and has become one of the major countrywide football events of the kingdom.
 
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