BY BUTH REASKMEY KONG KEA
The Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) has conducted the coaching skills for Cambodian football coaches over two weeks from the 17th to the 30th of May 2010 in Phnom Penh to promote and strengthen Cambodian football coaches
The coaching training was organized by FFC and trained by Mr. Prak Sovanara, a Cambodian experienced football instructor and Mr. Tep Long Rachana, football instructor assistant at the National Football Centre in Cheng Meng village, Phnom Penh.
A total of 37 Cambodian football coaches from Cambodian Premier League’s Clubs have attended the training. They are Preah Khan Reach FC, Phnom Penh Crown FC, Phouchung Neak FC, Khemara Keila FC, Build Bright United FC, National Defense Ministry FC, Prek Pra Keila FC, Wat Phnom FC and Chhma Khma, with total of 18 people; 12 provinces of Cambodia including Pailin province, Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampot, Pursat, Kratie, Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Siem Reap and Koh Kong provinces. Other 13 people, and 6 persons from different institutions such as Sea Star organization, Municipality, Rama Holding Group and Seven Stars of Cambodia (Fusal Clubs), Interior Ministry and Panhasastra University.
Ouk Sethy Cheat, Director of the National Sport Training Center in Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS) and General Secretary of the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC), said that the training is important because it will help to promote and strengthen the capacity building of football coaches as well as to develop football in Cambodia.
The FFC’s General Secretary Ouk Sethy Cheat stated that the main purpose of the training was to strengthen and improve the Cambodian football coaches’ capacity building and coaching skills for the future. He pointed out that currently the football sector has been developing and promoting in Cambodia.
“The Football Federation of Cambodia has been organizing many football competitions every year in Cambodia and it necessarily needs the qualified and experienced football coaches to train their football players for the competitions. So this training will help our football coaches to improve and strengthen their techniques and coaching skills in the future,” he said.
He added that to encourage people to play football as well as to develop Cambodian football industry, the Football Federation of Cambodia will continue to organize more football competitions both local and international football competitions every year in the future.
According to FFC report, there are a total of 12 Cambodian Premier Leagues and about 30 football associations or clubs which are the members of the FFC in Cambodia.