19 September 2010

Keo Sokngon: Cambodian rising star of Vietnamese descent

Keo Sokngon (10) in last friendly with Vietnam U23 (Pic: B.Duong)

According to Thanh Nien News, Keo Sokngon is a Cambodian football international that has Vietnamese root.

The 18-year-old player, who wears number 10 of Cambodia national team, is one of best prospects of Cambodian football. Born in Cambodia but Keo Sokngon has a Vietnamese mother and spent many years of his childhood living in Vietnam. Therefore, he can speak Vietnamese fluently. He is currently playing for C-League champions Phnom Penh Crown, scoring 12 goals last season.

It is reported that two Vietnamese clubs, Binh Duong and Can Tho, want to sign this young player. Moreover, there is also interest from some Thai clubs. In a interview with back in 2007, Keo Sokngon expressed his wish to play for V-League side HAGL.

In Southeast Asia, there are two more football internationals of Vietnamese descent. They are Dao Khotsaya of Laos U23 and former Thailand's striker Natipong Sritong-in.

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