HFCA finished our first ever season in the Cambodian Champions League recently and it really was a great experience for all our players. Up to 28 young men, all former HFCA Academy graduates and Homeless World Cup players made appearances in this top quality professional football environment.
HFCA team (in the blue kit) shake hands with our opponents ISF before our last game of the season. Picture Supplied.
The 2017/2018 KMH Champions League season was played from October last year with the final of the 32 team competition taking place in July. All the games were played at the KHM Stadium which is one of the best football stadiums in Cambodia.
Our players knew at the start of the season it was going to be challenge playing against clubs who have been established for many seasons with some of them using professional footballers. Several teams had former and current Cambodian internationals in their team but as HFCA player Mut Sakpick said "The teams in the Champions League were top class. They were faster, more skillful and stronger than us but I learn so much from every game in this league. I now know what I need to do make my dream of becoming a professional footballer become true. I need to work harder"
The final standings in Group D of the KMH Champions League and HFCA finish 8th after our 14 games. Our 7 points from two wins and a draw meant our overall ranking in the 32 team competition was 26th!
Beijeng Family FC celebrating winning the KMH Champions League after beating Down Town Sport 2-1 in the final. Picture Supplied.
HFCA would like to take this opportunity to thanks the Kang family and the ISI Group for the amazing work they are doing with the KHM Champions League. Kang Sen, in particular, has worked tirelessly to improve the standards of football in Cambodia and every season up to 800 young men get to compete in a top quality league. Everyone at HFCA is excited about the 2018/2019 season and can't wait for it to kick off.
We are looking for team sponsors for the 2018/2019 KMH Champions League season. If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org