Football: Worawi in fresh trouble

Mr Worawi Makudi.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

Suspended Thai FA boss Worawi Makudi risked facing further Fifa punishment after a video clip showed him alongside Chanvit Pholcheewin, one of the candidates standing in next month's presidential election to replace him, in a meeting with member clubs in the southern region.

Worawi, who has been the president of the Football Association of Thailand since 2007, was made ineligible to stand for the reelection after the world football's governing body decided to extend his initial 90day ban imposed on him in October for another 45 days earlier this month.

Also, the 64-year-old was barred from getting involved in any footballrelated activities, both domestically and internationally.

However, an online report posted on website,, claims that Worawi accompanied former national team coach Chanvit to meet representatives of 10 Southern clubs.

The travelling party also included two of Worawi's confidants, Vimol Kanchana, the Regional League chairman, and Narinphong Jinaphak, the FAT lawyer, as they boarded a flight to Hat Yai district where they met with five of the 10 club members at a restaurant.

It was reported that Chanvit's manifesto was on agenda during the discussion.

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