Thailand FA to punish match-fixers in domestic football competitions

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) will unveil the name of the individuals involved in match-fixing in domestic competitions, according to the Bangkok Posts.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of the conclusion of this year’s Thai League 1, FAT president Somyot Poompunmuang said: “Right now, I know who all are involved in match-fixing, they are from teams playing in domestic leagues.”

“I am waiting for national police chief’s [Chakthip Chaijinda’s] return and we will then hold a news conference to reveal the names of those involved,” he added.

The football governing body of Thailand has determined to fight against match-fixing malpractices in the nation’s football leagues.

In a meeting of Thai League Co earlier this week, Somyot had raised his voice to oppose the local referees’ behavior of “doing favors to certain teams and persons in exchange for personal gains”.