News Sad news as KMH Football Foundation close Champions League and Cup

Major announcement for HFCA Senior men's team and U18 boys team football programs.

These 48 youth (24 players per squad for each tournament) who are all from our NGO partners will no longer have the opportunity to play in the KMH Champions League for men and KMH Cup for boys as the KMH Football Foundation have made the decision to permanently close these league competitions.

KMH Football Foundation announcement on KMH Champions League facebook page 27th May 2022. Image KMH

Official Translation

KHM Football Foundation is honored to inform leaders of all football teams/clubs and football lovers that: 
Subject: The foundation decides to end all football tournaments of KMH, including KMH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, KMH CUP U18 AND KMH SUPER CUP from now on;
Reason: Due to lack of resources, our KMH Foundation still continues supporting football sector by participating in various events.
With regard to the above subject and reason, leaders and players of all football teams/clubs are requested to take note of this letter, accordingly.

27 May 2022, Chairperson of Football Foundation, Kang Sen

HFCA's Sokchea Ngorn (All blue kit) in action against AEU in 2018 Champions League season. Image KMH

HFCA's Senior Men team joined the KMH Champions League in 2017/2018 season playing 14 high quality football matches in a professional football environment and all 24 players were former Homeless World Cup players from Cambodian teams HFCA had sent overseas. 

HFCA's under 18 team (wearing blue) in action against Boeung Ket FC U18 team at KMH Stadium in February 2020. Image KMH

HFCA also competed in the 2019 and 2020 KMH Champions League senior mens seasons and HFCA ensured all our squads of 24 players each year were from our NGO partners in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

HFCA U18 team had opportunities to play in the best U18 league in Cambodia. IMAGE KMH

In 2020 the KMH Cup was the premier youth league in all of Cambodia with six Cambodian Premier League teams represented. We were honoured to have six matches in Group A against Cambodian football super powers Boeung Ket FC, Visakha FC and PKR Rieng Sey FC sending their best teams to take part. An amazing opportunity for our underprivileged youth to showcase their talent and compete against the best young players in Cambodia.

HFCA's best result against the mighty PKR Svay Rieng FC. Image Supplied.

"Congratulations to Sen, Sovann and team for amazing work promoting football in Cambodia. HFCA were honoured to be part of the KMH Champions League for 2017/2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons as well as the KMH Cup in 2020. Very sad to hear these great competition are permanently closed but also HFCA understands and respects the decision of KMH Football Foundation"
Paraic Grogan, Founder HFCAHFCA is now preparing to find new league competitions for these 48 underprivledged youth and we hope to have positive news for the 2023 football seasons.