SCG Muangthong United today held the grand opening event for the 2017 season, with the full team of great warriors in attendance, and pledged a 400 million baht budget to enter this new battle of 2017.
“The Kirin,” SCG Muangthong United has officially held its press conference opening 2017 season under campaign of the “WAR OF HEROES.” The club expects to build upon the victories of 2016 by becoming Asia’s next top club. Furthermore, at the event the club revealed its Thai and foreign players enlisted to join this new battle. At the same time the new jersey collections for both home and away games was unveiled for all SCG MTUTD’s fans to purchase. Mr. Phongsak Pol-Anan, chairman of SCG Muangthong United, presided over the event, which began at 2 pm. at the artificial turf of the Singha Football Park, adjacent to the SCG Stadium. Mr. Phongsak introduced the players, team staff, the new jersey collection, and outlined the goals for 2017.
Along with Mr. Phongsak were Mr. Wilak Lohtong, SCG MTUTD Vice president, and Mr. Ronnarit Suewaja, SCG MTUTD Director. As well, the following sponsors for the 2017 season were represented: SCG Company, Thai YAMAHA Motor Co.,ltd., Samart Multimedia Co.,Ltd., Thai Namthip Co.,ltd., Singha Corporation Co.,ltd., Grand Sports Group Co.,ltd., AIA Thailand Co.,ltd., Herbalife International Thailand Limited, TOSHIBA Thailand co.,ltd., Bangkok Hospital, Land and House Bank Co.,ltd., Thai Air Asia Co.,ltd., Thai Ticket Major Co.,ltd., Sponsor Beverage Co.,ltd., Nikon Sales Thailand Co.,ltd.
Also in attendance was a large crowd among of MTUTD fans, and many representatives from the media and press. For the new season, “The Kirin,” SCG Muangthong United has launched the season with the campaign of the “WAR OF HEROES”. This represents that many of the fans’ heroes of football comprise the team: Teerasil Dangda, Theerathon Bunmathan, Chanathip Songkrasin, Sarach Yooyen, Kawin Thamsatchanan, Adisak Kraisorn, Tristan Do, Peerapat Notchaiya etc,. including foreign players Lee Ho, Cisco Jhimenez, Naoaki Aoyama, and Cleiton Silva.
The club revealed its intention to carry forward the victories of last season to the wider stage of Asia, becoming the top club.
Another highlight of the opening was the new jersey for both home and away games, that comes in two colors, with red being the primary, or home colour, which are ready for fans to purchase! Mr. Phongsak Phol-Anan, SCG MTUTD Chairman said, “Last season was a great success for us to take the double championship in the Thai League and the League Cup. We must give the players and team staff credit for their hard work. However, this season is going to be even harder, we need to be best-prepared in every way whether it be players, or the budget, to manage the team. The goals for this season, of course, will include the trophies from the the three domestic competitions, but also success in the AFC Champions League. I personally believe that this season is going to be another exciting one.” Mr. Ronnarit Suewaja added, “We are thankful for the sponsors who still continue to support us this season. Besides the happiness for the fans, one of responsibilities I give to the team is bringing success to the sponsors as well, for their support throughout the season. As the team management philosophy, besides winning in the field, we must win like gentlemen when off the field, and do our part advance Thailand's football leagues, and become the top of Asia.” “WAR OF HEROES" is symbolic, reflecting the many players competing with Thailand's National team. This means they are truly the heroes of Thai football fans. With these heroes, we will be a dominant force in the AFC Champions league, and bring much prestige to Thailand.”