BANGKOK (26 Jan 2019) – Thailand received a USD 317,000 windfall from sponsors Gulf Energy for making the Round of 16 of the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in 47 years.
The cheque was presented to Pol Gen Somyot Poompunmuang, the President of the FA of Thailand (FAT) by Sarath Ratanavadi, CEO of Gulf Energy Development Plc
Thailand caretaker coach Sirisak Yodyardthai and four players – Chanathip Songkrasin, Tanaboon Ketsarat, Adisorn Promrak and Supachai Chaided – were present.
“This is not the first time that Gulf has come forward with such a generous gesture. They have been supporting us for some time now,” said Somyot.
Added Sarath: “I congratulate the national team on their fine performance in the Asian Cup. It is a small token of appreciation from us for making the nation happy.”