AFC President and Goal Bureau chairman Mohamed Bin Hammam inaugurated the new association headquarters and training centre in Phnom Penh on 15 January 2003. The complex, containing training pitches, lecture rooms, rooms for overnight stays and administrative quarters, will be the focal point of football in Cambodia
. Association President Ravy Khek addressed his guests as follows at the opening ceremony: «The Cambodian association can now cope with its enormous challenges thanks to the new administration and training complex - that is, to develop football into a sport in which teamwork and mutual respect are basic values promoting the good of the game and the wellbeing of young people in Cambodia
.» A new era has dawned in Cambodian football.