Homeless World Cup 2012 Player Profiles

HFCA Head Coach Jimmy Campbell selected his squad of seven player to .represent Cambodia at the 2012 Homeless World Cup in  Mexico City. The lucky players are Sovannarith Keo (Cambodian Children's Fund), Sophea Pin (Cambodian Kids Foundation), Panong Kin (Cambodian Kids Foundation), Phi You Sin (Happy School), Sophondara Chan (Riverkids Foundation), Chhanna Oun (Cambodian Children's Fund), Chhun Malivy Lek (Riverkids Foundation)

 


Sovannarith Keo

 

Life story/Family background: I was born and growing up in Phnom Penh and I am living with mother who working as a worker to look after 3 children and I am a first child in family. My parents have divorced when I was 12. I have dropped off my education since grade 7 because my mother not able to support me to go to school. At the present I am working as a waiter in restaurant in Phnom Penh for helping family. I played football a lot in secondary school and now only with HFCA program because need some times to work.

Joined HFCA: I joined HFCA training program since late 2010 and I like this program very much because it supported me even football supplies, the field and professional coaches. Since attended HFCA program, I never play football on the street or playing without coaches. I thank you to HFCA program for helping me playing football in right way.

The 2012 HWC: I am very happy that have been selected for the 2012 Homeless World Cup in Mexico. I would like to say thank you so much to all people who have been working hard in helping me.

Position: I am playing as attacker/Forward.

Favorite Team: I like Chelsea team the most.

Favorite Player: Fernando Torres is the most players that I like.

HFCA Partner Organisation: Cambodian Children's Fund


Sophea Pin

 

Life story/Family background:  I am living in poor family and my parents are famer in Team Chash village, Kampong Svay Commune, Kampong district, Kampong province. There are five children in my family and I am a second child. I just finished a final high school exam at last 2 weeks ago and I hope passing their exam when the result announcing on 31st of August 2012. Now I am having a short time job in Phnom Penh. 

Joined HFCA: I have been sent to HFCA program by Cambodian Kids Foundation-CKF since late 2010. I like playing football on free times. Now I am playing football on the right way and thank you HFCA.

The 2012 HWC:
 I am very happy that I have selected for the 2012 Homeless World Cup in Mexico and I would like to say thank you to all people who worked hard in helping homeless poeple.

Position: I am playing in role as a goalkeeper.

Favourite Team: Bayern Munchen is the best that I like.

Favorite Player: Christiano Ronaldo is the best players that I like.

HFCA Partner Organisation: Cambodian Kids Foundation


Panong Kin


Life story/Family background: I was born and growing up in Tnal Benk village, Trapeng Russey commune, Kampong Thom district, Kampong Thom province. My parents’ divorced since when I was 11 years old. I am a student grade 11 which have been supporting by CKF org. I am second child of 2 children in the family. I like to play football and doing house-works in my free times.  
 
Joined HFCA: I have sent to HFCA training program by Cambodian Kids Foundation-CKF since late 2010. I like playing football on my free times, but more interesting when playing football with the HFCA program because they have provided the right football field, football gears and professional coaches it was changed me in playing football before I played on the road or rice field without shoe and coach. I would like to say thank you very much to all HFCA staff in helping me playing football in the right way.

The 2012 HWC: I am very happy that I have been selected for the 2012 HWC in Mexico and I look forward to seeing all people coming around the world at the tournament.  

Position: I am playing football as a role of defender. 

Favourite Team: The most favourite team that I like is Phnom Penh Drown (Cambodian Professional Team). 

Favorite Player: Christiano Ronaldo is the best player that I like.

HFCA Partner Organisation: Cambodian Kids Foundation


Phi You Sin

 

Life story/Family background: I am living with my older-sister who works as a worker in Phnom Penh. I was born the province, but growing up in Phnom Penh. I am a student at grade 7 which supported by Happy School org. 

Joined HFCA: I have been sent to HFCA training program since 2008 by Happy School org. I played football since 12 years old, but on the street or public area in City. Since attended HFCA training I have not played football on their location above anymore because HFCA arranged good football field, coaches... I am thank you to HFCA.

The 2012 HWC: I am so so happy that have been selected for going to Mexico to join the international football tournament which arranged by HFCA and the Homeless World Cup org. I would like to say thank very much to all people who working in helping homeless people.

Position: I play a role of Midfielder.

Favorite Team: Manchester United team that I like most.

Favorite Player:
 Christiano Ronaldo is the best players that I like.

HFCA Partner Organisation: Happy School/ACE


Phalla Chi

 

Life story/Family background: I was born in Kandal province and growing up in Phnom Penh. I am living with mother who made income as a street vendor for look after five children. My father has passed away since a few years ago. I have dropped off my education since grade 9 due to my mom not able to support me to school, but RKF org will be finding out a professional skill for me as soon. I like to play football almost of free times and playing since 10 years old.

Joined HFCA: I have sent to HFCA training program by Riverkids Foundation Project-RKF since 2008 and taking with this program made me more interesting in playing football because the football gears, professional coaches have arranged even the football field. I would like to say thank you so much to all HFCA staff.

The 2012 HWC: I am so happy that I have been selected for participating the 2012 Homeless World Cup in Mexico and I look forward to seeing all people coming around the world on the competition event-6th-14th Oct 2012 in Mexico City.

Position: When play football I like to do as attacker/Forward position.

Favorite Team: Barcelona is the best team that I like.

Favorite Player: I like Messi the most of players.

HFCA Partner Organisation: Riverkids Project


Chhanna Oun

 

 

Life story/Family background: I was born and growing up in Phnom Penh. I am living with father as a worker and mother as a housewife. There are 4 children and I am a second child in my family. I am a student at grade 9. I like playing football when I have free times. 

Joined HFCA:
 I have been sent to HFCA program since late 2010 by the Cambodian Children’s Fund-CCF and this program helped me to reduce 100% in playing football on the street, on the size-roads. Moreover, HFCA program provided me of football gears, right football field and professional coaches. 
 
The 2012 HWC:
 The same of other 6 players who have been selected for the 2012 Homeless World Cup, I am so happy that I will have chance to join the international football competition in Mexico which arranged by HFCA/HWC org. Thank you HFCA and HWC org. 

Position: When playing football I am as defender.

Favorite Team: The most team that I like is Real Madrid.

Favorite Player: Messi is the best players that I like.

HFCA Partner Organisation: Cambodian Children's Fund


Mech Phi

Life story/Family background: I was born and growing up in Phnom Penh and I am living with mother who is working as a staff-volunteer in Riverkids Foundation Project-RKF. My parents divorced since I was 5 years old. I dropped off my education since grade 6 for my mother not able to support me anymore. Now I am working as a worker somewhere in Phnom Penh for earning some money to support family.

Joined HFCA: I have sent to HFCA program since late 2007 by Riverkids Foundation Project-RKF. Thank you very much to HFCA program and who else in helping me in playing football. Oh! Thank you to Jimmy that worked hard in coaching me/my team.

The 2012 HWC: I am so happy that I will have the best an opportunity in my first life to go to play football with other people coming around the world in Mexico in October 2012.

Position: I play as a role of Midfielder.

Favorite Team: Manchester United is my best team.

Favorite Player: Rooney is the most player that I like.

HFCA Partner Organisation: Riverkids Project

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