Friday, March 09, 2007

Thailand FA president's sudden resignation

Vijit Getkaew has stepped down as head of the Football Association of Thailand after serving 12 years since succeeding Gen Chalor Kerdthes as the Association's 10th president in 1995. His shock resignation comes just 10 days ahead of FAT's general assembly and is reportedly shrouded in mystery. FAT's secretary-general Worawi Makudi said Vijit resigned because of personal reasons. "He also wanted changes within the FAT, especially in the working structure that will benefit Thai soccer in the future," he said. According to The Nation newspaper, it is rumoured that Vijit's departure was a result of conflicts among executive members which he failed to control. Vijit will remain as caretaker president, while an election and the general assembly are held on 18 March. "It is likely that Worawi will step into Vijit's shoes, while BEC Tero Sasana's team manager Ong-art Korsinkha is expected to become the secretary-general," the newspaper commented.

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