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Keisuke Honda calls for coaching license overhaul amid questions over Cambodia role

Keisuke Honda has called for an overhaul of the coaching license pathway into management, advocating a written test for potential new coaches.

Former Japan star Honda, 32, took over coaching duties with Cambodia after retiring from international football following the World Cup in Russia.

He has been officially named as general manager of the national team but is acting in a voluntary and unpaid role.

Honda, who also signed a two-year deal to play for Melbourne Victory in August, argued that players...

Melbourne Victory insist Keisuke Honda's 'number one priority' is the A-League

Melbourne Victory chief Trent Jacobs is confident Keisuke Honda's secondary job with the Cambodian national team won't distract his focus during his debut A-League season.

A week after he was confirmed as Victory's marquee signing, the Japanese superstar was unveiled as the new "general manager" of the world No. 166-ranked Cambodian team.

The 32-year-old doesn't have the credentials to take on an official coaching position but it's understood he'll be Cambodia's head coach in all but name, with...

Keisuke Honda named Cambodia's national team general manager

The A-League's biggest drawcard, Keisuke Honda, has picked up another job as general manager of Cambodia's national team.

However, Melbourne Victory were quick to assure fans that their star signing would not miss A-League matches, being available to Cambodia only when the competition paused for FIFA-sanctioned international dates.

Set to arrive in Melbourne during the week, Honda was unveiled in his new role at a media conference in Phnom Penh on Sunday.

The Japan World Cup star was reportedly...

 By Paul Murphy

Cambodia ace Chan Vathanaka joins Malaysia's Pahang from Japan

Cambodia attacker Chan Vathanaka has signed for Malaysia Super League (MSL) club Pahang after a disappointing spell in Japan.

Vathanaka has agreed a one-year deal with the Elephants as he opts for Malaysia, despite rumours of interest from clubs in Thailand.

The 23-year-old moved on loan from Cambodian side Boeung Ket Angkor to Fujieda MYFC in J3 at the beginning of the 2017 season. The transfer was widely anticipated as a stepping stone to a possible switch to a side in upper tiers of Japanese...

 By Paul Murphy

Cambodia ace Vathanaka chases J3 start in Japan after making debut

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Cambodia's star playmaker Chan Vathanaka will be hoping for more game time between now and the end of the year after making a low-key league debut for Japanese side MYFC Fujieda on Sunday.

Vathanaka came off the bench with just three minutes remaining of the J3 clash at home to Sagamihara.

With such limited time to impress in the 1-1 draw, the on-loan Cambodian will be keen to take a bigger step when his side travel to face league leaders Tochigi on Saturday. There are just six games of the league...