Chan Vathanaka decides to stay at Boeung Ket until the end of season

Chan Vathanaka has returned to his parents club Boeung Ket after spending almost two seasons playing abroad, the club announced on their official Facebook on Saturday.

The most prolific Cambodian striker is set to play for Boeung Ket in the second half of the 2018 Metfone Cambodian League.

After helping Boeung Ket clinch their second league title in 2016, Vathanaka joined Fujieda MYFC on a season-long loan in the next year.

However, the 24-year-old failed to score a permanent contract after making just a single appearance in the league.

Following a disappointing loan spell in Japan, Vathanaka signed another loan deal with the Malaysian side Pahang with much excitement at the homeland, but he could not maintain the goalscoring force he was at Boeung Ket Angkor and eventually fail to meet the expectation of Pahang coach Dollah Salleh.

After his departure from Pahang, the forward had been linked with several overseas clubs, including Home United in Singapore, though he decided to stay with Boeung Ket till the end of the season to help the defending champions win their third successive league.