Thai Government to drop Premier League support

The Government of Thailand has "made it clear that it will support the Football Association of Thailand’snew Premier League only until 2009. After this the league will lose all government assistance," AFCMedia reported. FAT duputy president Chaiyapak Siriwat is quoted as saying he had been told by the government that any help with sponsorship and management of the new 12-team league will completely stop in 2009.

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