Chonburi roll on (April 08, 2008)


Thailand League champions Chonburi FC are looking forward to tightening their grip at the top of Group G of the AFC Champions League.

Pacesetters Chonburi, who have four points, will play their third match at South Korea's Chunnam Dragons tomorrow.

The Sharks are confident that they will return home with maximum points against the winless Koreans.

''We are ready for the match. We are almost at full strength,'' Chonburi manager Annop Singtothong before his team left for Korea last night.

The Thais will be without Arthit Sunthornpit who is suspended and Surat Sukha who is injured.

In their first Champions League debut, Chonburi got off to a good start with an away draw against Japan's Gamba Osaka and a home win over Australia's Melbourne Victory.

Meanwhile, Krung Thai Bank need a win over Vietnam's Nam Dinh to keep alive their slim hopes of progressing past Group F. The match will take place at Chulalongkorn stadium at 4pm.

Krung Thai are rooted to bottom of Group F after two defeats _ 9-1 against Japanese champions Kashima Antlers and 4-2 against China's Beijing Guoan.