After almost two long years, the moment we have been waiting for has finally come! The AFF Suzuki Cup kicks off this month in Bangkok & Kuala Lumpur and Goal.com is gearing up to offer you the best possible coverage of this exciting tournament.
We have assembled a squad of over thirty journalists across Southeast Asia, with twelve of them reporting on each game for you live from the stadiums. However, our coverage won’t be limited to previews and match reports.
For example, from each of the participating countries comes an expert who will update you daily on whatever goes on with your national team.
|MEET OUR EXPERTS|
|GROUP A||GROUP B|
|Thailand||Jeerasak Jomthong||Malaysia||Falah Abdullah|
|Jeerasak is one the first generation of Thai domestic league journalists, and his experience in local football can't be matched.||Despite being called to the Bar, Falah put his legal career on hold to pursue a greater calling: his passion of football. He became chief editor of Goal Malaysia in August.|
|Thailand||Chai Saejew||Indonesia||Donny Afroni Iskandar|
|Chai has worked as field reporter in Thai football for years, and he has become a familiar face for most players and coaches in the country.||Became a journalist in 1998 and began covering local sporting events in 2002. One year later he turned his focus to football.
|Vietnam||Erick Bui||Singapore||Muhd Khalis Rifhan|
|A young Vietnamese football expert, Erick earned his reputation as a football blogger before joining Goal.com to fulfill his passion and launch the site's Vietnam edition.||At 25 years old, has been following the local football scene since 1996. Was previously a project manager with a local football academy before deciding to focus fully on writing.|
|Philippines||Peter Lozano|| Laos
|Peter is a football-mad Filipino journalist who is eager to share his country's development as a footballing nation in the couple of years with the rest of SE Asia.||Though just 21 years old, Khamsaveng is considered an SE Asian football expert who has watched the region's development for years.|
|Myanmar||Minn Wai Ko||Asia||Cesare Polenghi|
|28-year-old Minn Wai Ko has seven years experience as a sports journalist in Myanmar, and now works for the Myanmar FA as a media officer as well as weekly newspaper The Sports Centre.||A passionate supporter of Asian football, Cesare worked for Goal.com International before relocating to Singapore and becoming the managing editor of Goal.com Asia's 11 editions.|
We are also networking with some of the most loyal supporters across the region, who will update you from the stands before, during and after the game, and will join us in discussing issues related to football in Southeast Asia.
Finally, our editorial team will provide you with team profiles, introduction to the hosting countries, as well as exclusive interviews and opinion pieces.
We are waiting for you on Goal.com Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand, as well as on our Twitter and Facebook pages, to experience together the passion of the AFF Suzuki Cup!
Goal.com Managing Editor, Asia