PHNOM PENH (29 March 2011) – Acquiescing to the requests of teams playing in the Metfone Cambodia League, the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) have decided to scrap the Super Four playoffs.
The Super Four playoffs was introduced by the FFC to decide the Cambodian League champions where after the league stage of home and away, the top four ranked teams are then drawn among each other in a semi-final match up and then the final game.
But with the majority of the participating teams wanting the FFC to stick to the time-tested practice of having the team which picked up the most points at the end of the season taking home the title, FFC acquiesced.
“We are doing away with the playoffs. The team emerging at the top of the league table at the end of the season will get the champions tag,” said May Tola, the deputy secretary of the FFC, this week.
Most of the top tier teams said they preferred a straightforward league format, arguing that the Super Four imposed additional burdens on their squads already under strain from tough competitive conditions.
Meanwhile at the FFC’s annual general meeting on Saturday, FFC general secretary Ouk Sethycheat, who had resigned from his post for personal reasons some time ago, was elected as a member of the executive committee.