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Port FC Owners Extended Stay

Just three weeks ahead of what was considered to be her last season in charge, Muangthai Life Insurance CEO Nualphan Lamsam announced that she will continue as the chairwoman of Thai League club Port FC, according to this announcement from the club’s official website.

The businesswoman, commonly known as “Madame Pang” to locals, first took charge of the club in 2015, signing a five-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Port Authority to take charge of the club’s management, which was set to expire at the end of the upcoming season.

Despite being relegated in her first year at the club, Madame Pang helped the side rebound from the initial setback, before investing heavily at the start of the 2018 season to turn the side into one of the league’s strongest.

Port FC’s independent English language fan website, The Sandpit, was quick to announce the news, with editor Tim Russell admitting that while her tenure may not have been perfect, “without her largesse the club would probably be playing in T2 if at all, and the quality of players she’s brought in, and the spectacle they’re providing, can’t be denied.”

As such, her extension should that Port’s fight at the upper echelons of the league table will not be cut short at the end of the current campaign, allowing them to continue their challenge to the division’s status quo.