| VIENTIANE (19 Oct 2010) – The Don Chang Palace hotel will be hosts to the qualifying round of the AFF Suzuki Cup this week where they will see to the needs of officials and players alike during their sojourn here.
As the four teams – Cambodia, Timor Leste, Philippines and hosts Laos – do battle on the field, every foreseeable requirement in as far as their accomodations and sustenance off it will be taken care of at the behest of the Laos Football Federation.
Not that Don Chan Palace need any introduction or guidance on this as afterall, they were also hosts to officials, dignitaries and delegates at the last SEA Games in 2011 when the country of around 6 million took on the job of hosting it for the first time ever.
Due to its central location, Don Chan Palace is within easy reach of the training ground at the Chao Anuvong Stadium and the Huoahong Training Field as well as the main National Stadium with their 20,000 all seater capacity.
Given the success with which Laos hosted the SEA Games last year, the AFF Suzuki Cup qualifiers should not pose to be much of an issue with the LFF.
And they already have the stamp of approval from the Philippines (pix) – the first team to arrive into Vientiane last night.
“Everything is where we expect it to be,” said a team source.
“In a football team and especially with a side as diverse as ours, we need to know the exact placements of where everything is and we are quite happy with the training ground which is not too far.
“And tonight, we will get to train at the official stadium which should be good.”
Timor Leste will check in later tonight while for Cambodia will come in tomorrow.”