THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Thailand football coach Rajevac on the lookout for new skipper

FOOTBALL: The absence of Thailand’s four foreign-based stars has forced national team coach Milovan Rajevac to kick off a search for a new captain to lead the side at this year’s Suzuki Cup.

Football
By Bangkok Post

Monday 24 September 2018, 09:51AM


Thailand coach Milovan Rajevac talks to Chanathip Songkrasin. Photo: via Bangkok Post

Thailand coach Milovan Rajevac talks to Chanathip Songkrasin. Photo: via Bangkok Post

Chanathip Songkrasin, Teerasil Dangda, Theerathon Bunmathan (Japan) and Kawin Thamsatchanan (Belgium) – the last three of them being former Thailand skippers – have been allowed to skip the Asean championship and play for their clubs by the Football Association of Thailand (FAT).

Rajevac believes that the absence of these players will have some effect to the War Elephants’ defence of the title in the Nov 8-Dec 15 Suzuki Cup.

“For sure I am on the lookout for a new captain and we will definitely miss our foreign-based players,” said Rajevac.

“However, we have a number of good players in the country and some of them will learn a lot from playing in different countries,” he added.

Meanwhile, the FAT will organise a testimonial match for former Thailand goalkeeper Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool next month.

The Thai national team is scheduled to play two warm-up matches before the Suzuki Cup.

QSI International School Phuket

They face Hong Kong on Oct 11 and take on Trinidad and Tobago four days later.

The game with Trinidad and Tobago will be the testimonial match for Sinthaweechai, who played for the national team for 14 years.

The match will see 36-year-old Sinthaweechai in a Thailand national team shirt for the last time and will be played at Suphanburi Stadium, the goalkeeper’s home ground in Thai League 1.

Sinthaweechai said: “When I announced my retirement it was likely a dream coming to an end. Yes, 14 years was a long time and it was an honour to play for my country for such a long time.”

Read original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket Vegetarian Festival takes to the streets

I am well aware as would most intelligent people of the implications of the devotees in this festiva...(Read More)


Poor service quality dogs airport ranking

Thailand's bullheaded bureaucracies will ensure that nothing changes. As the AoT continues to m...(Read More)


Cocaine, heroin popular among specific groups in Patong, police play down claim

When a town police chief plays down a Vice Governor we face a Phuket authority struggle. And for the...(Read More)


Phuket pharmacists up in arms over Drugs Act

Well, this whole affair/plan is already off the table, but I was puzzled by the term "health p...(Read More)


Poor service quality dogs airport ranking

Building just a terminal-2 will not improve poor management and inferior service quality. That are &...(Read More)


Four suspects questioned over German tourist attack not attackers, says victim

CCTV footage, yes? Blurred images? Well, if a CCTV is working, keep the lenses clean and check per...(Read More)


Poor service quality dogs airport ranking

As a frequent globe trotter, I can assure AOT that Swampy will never be in the top 3, just the desig...(Read More)


Phuket Vegetarian Festival takes to the streets

Jor12, as you always say "I'm not here to do your research, do it yourself," very simp...(Read More)


American tourist in rock-climbing fall dies in ICU

What an awful, awful thing for this young woman to endure. My deepest condolences. ...(Read More)


 

Melbourne Cup 2018