June 5, 2009

Cambodia buys back a coach

Some Australia named Scott O'Donell was the coach of the Cambodia national soccer team.

Well, until the sponsors that paid his salary suddenly stopped and he had to become a TV pundit to pay the bills.

Turns out the grassroots program raised some money and got their man back!
"I'm happy to be back," O'Donell told Reuters. "I signed a one-year contract. We'll take it from there and see how it goes."
I love rooting for the little guy. Cambodia, ranked 179th in the world, the perpetual afterthought.

Here's hoping for a renaissance.

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