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Big bonus promised for men’s football team of Thailand

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thúy

VNA – The men’s U23 team of Thailand will be rewarded with THB5 million if they win the gold medal at the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Vietnam, according to the team’s manager Nualphan Lamsam.

Nualphan made the announcement ahead of the players’ Group B opener against Malaysia.

“I know very well that everyone has come here to play for the honour of the country and I am also aware of the sacrifices the players make in a big event like this. So to motivate all the players, I am offering this THB5 million bonus to add impetus to our push for the gold medal,” she said as cited by Bangkok Post.

The sum will be added to the reward the team will receive from the Sports Authority of Thailand if they win the tournament in Vietnam, she noted, adding that it is not going to be an easy event for the squad because other teams have had more time to prepare.

She expressed her hope that fans will support the team, pledging the best efforts to bring joy to the Thai people by winning the gold medal.

So far, Thailand has won 16 gold medals in the men’s football of the SEA Games history.