11 July 2024

Nualphan Lamsam, known locally “Madam Pang” and manager of Thailand’s national football team, applied for the position of president of the Football Association of Thailand today.

She is the first candidate to submit an application to replace Pol Gen Somyot Poompanmuang, who stepped down in July last year. The association will elect a new president in February.

Nualphan has introduced her team, if she is elected to the top post, including Bangkok Glass FC president Pawin Bhirombhakdi, Chonburi FC deputy president Annop Singtothong, former head coach of the Thai national football team Wiluck Lohtong, the chairman of Siam Sport Syndicate PLC and Piyapong Peu-on, the former Thailand national football striker.

She has veteran politician Newin Chidchob, currently president of Buri Ram FC, as an advisor.

She said, if elected, she would continue some of Somyot’s work, which she described as constructive and helping to develop Thai football. She is ready to work with all authorities, such as the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Sports Authority of Thailand, as well as the Sports Development Fund.

“Our motto is Better Together,” she said.