HONG KONG, November 12 (Reuters) – Cambodia coach Keisuke, the first appearance on the tactile line of a competitive team for the national team ended disappointment on Monday, as his team lost 4-1 to Myanmar in the Championship of the Asean Football Federation.
Honda, who is assisted by Argentine Félix González, lost the loss of Group A against Malaysia last Thursday due to ongoing commitments with Australian Melbourne Victory.
The 32-year-old coach was appointed coach in Cambodia shortly after his signature for the A-League club team.
Chan Vathanaka gave the leadership to the Cambodians when he left home closely when Sos Suhana's breakup caught the defense of Myanmar.
But four goals in the second half gave him the home side to the three points in his first game in the tournament this year, with Hlaing Bo Bo opening and closing the scoreboard for the team of Antoine Hey.
Hlaing claimed his first record at the time with a perfectly executed volley before Than Htet Aung placed Myanmar ahead 10 minutes later from a short distance after the shot by goalkeeper Keo Soksela.
Aung Si Thu added a third minute 87 when Keo left the ball in his path and Hlaing completed the mark in the stop time.
Malaysia changed to the top of the group with its second win as Norshahrul Idlan Talaha scored twice to win a 3-1 win over Laos in Kuala Lumpur.
Phithack Kongmathilath put visitors in front with a free kick of almost 30 yards out seven minutes for the game, only for Malaysia to tie a level when Zaquan Adha ran home on the cross from Safawi Rashid from the right.
Norshahrul gave the Malaysian lead in the 86th minute with an effort going from the narrow range before a header of two minutes of stop time sealed the three points. (Report by Michael Church, Christian Radnedge Edition)