SCG Muangthong United is proud to welcome to the Kirin family three Thai players to help pave the way to championship seasons now and in the future.
Phumin Kaewta - The 25 year old winger joins the Kirin from Samut Prakan City FC. Phumin is another player to have developed through the Kirin Academy system, which he joined at age 17. Three years after, in 2015, that Phumin moved into the SCG Muangthong United first tem., He has since spent seasons at Pattaya United, and stayed with the club when it relocated to become Samut Prakan City FC.
Picha Autra - The 24 year old winger is also a product of the MTUTD Academy, having joined at the age of 16. Picha also was a second string player with the Kirin first team in 2015, and spent subsequents seasons at Nakhon Nayok, Pattaya United, and then Samut Prakan City FC.
Picha has also featured for Thailand with the U21, U23, and senior teams.
Club Director of Football, Mr. Ronnarit Suewaja, commented on how these two young players were returning to the club. He mentioned how the club had always liked them, and had been following their progress, and the club is happy to be able to bring them back to the club where they started their professional career."
Chatmongkol 'Chat' Thongkiri - The 23 year old midfielder joins Muangthong United on loan from Port FC. From the southern Thailand province of Songkhla, and the Songkhla United academy system, Chatmongkol has four appearances for the Thailand U23 team. In addition to Port FC, he's had seasons with Phuket FC, Bangkok Glass, and Chainat FC.
Said Coach Gama, "I worked with Chat with the national team before, and I believe in him, and he will need to work a lot for Muangthong. He has talent, and many games, and he has great potential to improve, and perhaps represent Thailand."
Regarding Phumin and Picha, Coach Gama confirmed, "...they have proved themselves elsewhere and have talent, and now coming back more experienced. The players give me more option, and we expect to see them develop their football (skills)to another level. We are going to need a big group this season to do well, and as always my target is to be champions. "