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Buriram Field Signings Kanyuk and Kelic in Friendly Victories

Buriram United are busy preparing for next month’s Thai League restart and played a pair of friendly matches during recent days. 

Despite not yet being formally announced by the club, it appears that some of the new signings are already taking to the field and finding their feet at the Thunder Castle.

Israeli midfielder Gidi Kanyuk and Croatian central defender Renato Kelic have already featured for the side, and are making a considerable impact.

Kelic started for the side in their 3-2 victory over T2 side Nongbua Pitchaya, wearing the club’s Number 5 shirt inherited from former captain Andres Tunez.

Meanwhile, Kanyuk, who will wear the number 26 for Buriram netted his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win over Khon Kaen FC on Sunday.

Additionally, a number of young players have featured during these games, including Pattara Soimalai (#58, aged 18), Thanadol Kaosart (#67, aged 19) and Thanison Phaiboonkitcharoen (#82, aged 18) among others.

Coach Bozidar Bandovic will be pleased to have at least two of his four new foreign stars on the pitch with one month until the league commences, while the side’s young players will be eager to prove themselves and fight for a place in the first team.