SCG Muangthong United launched 2019 season with a gala ceremony bringing together the full roster and outlining the plans moving forward into the future.
SCG Muangthong United, a powerhouse at Thai football held the press conference to launch the 2019 season under the banner of “FOOTBALL’S COMING HOME” . The goal for this season is to regain the championship in all three competitions and the club has strengthened its Thai and foreign superstars in order to do so.
“FOOTBALL’S COMING HOME” - The 2019 slogan of SCG Muangthong United. Well known in the world as the one adopted by England in the 2018 World Cup, for the Kirin the phrase embodies many of the same thoughts, but with some added meaning. Of course, as Director of Football Mr. Suewaja mentioned, “It’s been two years since we’ve won a championship…” and so it’s about bringing home the cup.
But also, this season we see the return of Teerasil Dangda from his one year loan at Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J.League. Teerasil (#10), captain of the Thailand national team and one of the top strikers in Thai football history, is “coming home”. Also this season Mario Gjurovski returns to the club that started his Thai football career.
The opening ceremony was held on Thursday February 14th 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Singha Football Park adjacent to the SCG Stadium in Muang Thong Thani. The opening ceremony is an annual tradition. Mr. Wilak Lohtong and Mr. Ronnarit Suewaja, president of the club and the director of football, lead off the ceremony outline the club's direction for the new season. On hand also were the key sponsors of the club for 2019 namely SCG, Yamaha, CocaCola, Grand Sport, Leo, Sponsor Beverages, Thai Namthip, Gulf Energy, AIA, Herbalife, Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Hospital, Digital Savvy, Gpexe.
Club president Mr. Lohtong welcome honoured guests, “This season and today is another important moment in the history of the club that we've all been looking forward to. SCG Muangthong United is ready to challenge and bring success to the club this season. We have brought in leading Thai and foreign players and bringing up players from the younger ranks to build a stronger team this season.
“The 2019 season will begin in late February. The club’s goals are clear and bigger than ever in line with the club's philosophy of development. As a representative at SCG Muangthong United I would like to thank our supporters who have helped to build a strong club. We are confident and ready to join hands with the fans, our 12th player, and a source of great encouragement to us."
The highlight of the press conference was the unveiling of the three new football jerseys for the 2019 season. Along with head coach Pairoj, key players such Teerasil Dangda, Heberty Fernandes, Cheryl Chappuis, Mario Gjurovski, Aung Thu, and the rest of the squad modeled the jerseys for the fans to see. The jerseys were then on sale in the Club Shop for 995 baht.
The Opening match of the 2019 season is set for Sunday February 24th at the SCG Stadium against PT Prachuap FC at 6 pm.