Steve Darby Names Strong Thailand Squad For SEA Games (27 September 2009)

Thailand have named their squad for the SEA Games in Laos.

The eight-time winners face Vietnam on December 2 in Vientiane and then will take on Cambodia, Malaysia and Timor leste.

Steve Darby, usually Thailandís assistant coach, is at the helm for the competition and is confident of a good showing.

"I have selected the team myself," he said according to The Bangkok Post.

"I know Thai people take the SEA games seriously and we have a good squad."

Thailand SEA Games manager Samart Maluleem has identified Vietnam as the biggest obstacle in the way of Thailandís ninth title.

"I have told our players to win the gold medal for our King.," said Samart.

Thai SEA Games Squad

Goalkeepers: Kawin Thammasatchanon (MuangThong United) Ukrit Wongmeema (MuangThong United)

Defenders: Kiatprawut Saiwaeo (Chonburi FC) Suttinan Phuk-hom (Chonburi FC) Jetsadakorn Hemdaeng (Chonburi FC) Polawat Wangkahart (Bangkok Glass FC) Piyachart Tamaphan (MuangThong United) Theeratorn Boonmatan (Provincial Electricity Authority FC) Sujarit Jantakul (Sriracha FC)

Midfielders: Adul Lahso (Chonburi FC) Arthit Sunthornpit (Chonburi FC) Phanuwat Jinta (Chonburi FC) Kriangkhai Pimrat (Chonburi FC) Apipu Suntornpanavej (Provincial Electricity Authority FC Kabfah Boonmatoon (Osotspa Saraburi FC) Sumanya Purisai (Osotspa Saraburi FC) Anawin Jujeen (Bangkok Glass FC)

Forwards: Teerasil Dangda (Muangthong United) Keerati Keawsombat (Telephone Organization of Thailand FC) Sompong Soleb (Thai Port FC)