Nualphan Lamsam won the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) presidency with 68 of 73 votes, succeeding Pol Gen Somyot Poompunmuang. Known as ‘Madame Pang,’ Nualphan became the first woman to lead FAT, emphasizing her commitment to resolving Thai football’s issues.
Madame Pang, previously the men’s national team manager, has a rich history in football, including guiding the women’s team to the World Cup finals twice. Her election marks a historic moment in Asian football governance, receiving the highest vote percentage in FAT’s 108-year history.
Addressing financial challenges in Thai football, Lamsam plans to tackle Thai League teams’ financial issues and ensure smooth operation. She aims to collaborate with sponsors who support Thai football and improve league management to benefit the national team.
Nualphan’s election reflects a significant shift in Thai sports leadership, promising to streamline Thai League 1 and enhance national team preparations. Her experience and dedication to football are expected to bring positive changes to the sport in Thailand. (NNT)