Madame Pang Aims to Revive Thai Women’s Football for 2027 World Cup

“Madame Pang Aims to Revitalize Women’s Football Leagues: Dreaming of the World Cup”

“Madame Pang,” Nuanphan Lamsam, the President of the Football Association of Thailand, has announced the launch of the Thai Women’s Football League season 2024, marking a new beginning for women’s football in Thailand. With the aim of reviving the sport’s popularity and positioning Thai women’s football back on the global stage, the ultimate goal is to secure a slot at the 2027 World Cup.

The Chaba Kaew team, under “Madame Pang’s” previous management, had participated in the 2015 and 2019 World Cups but missed out on the 2023 edition. Now, with her leadership as the association’s president, the focus is on regaining momentum and returning to the World Cup in 2027, where Asia is allocated six spots.

During the press conference, attended by representatives from 16 clubs across Divisions 1 and 2, as well as former Thai women’s national team players, the atmosphere was filled with warmth and enthusiasm. The event served as a reunion, fostering discussions on elevating Thai women’s football to its former glory.

“Madame Pang” expressed her deep connection with Thai women’s football, highlighting the journey of overcoming challenges to achieve notable feats at regional and global levels. Emphasizing the need for collaborative efforts beyond the Football Association, she underscored the importance of all sectors contributing to the sport’s sustainable development.

Looking ahead, Pang envisions a thriving ecosystem for women’s football in Thailand, leveraging the country’s pool of talented athletes. Dr. Nuengruthai Sathongwian, the first female Pro Licensed coach in Thailand, is also onboard to drive the development of women’s football to new heights.

The Thai Women’s League season 2024 is set to kick off on March 2, featuring home and away matches in Division 1 and Division 2. Notably, the Division 1 champion will earn a coveted spot in the inaugural AFC Women’s League football qualifying round for the 2024/25 season.

Amidst these developments, the resurgence of women’s football in Thailand is gaining momentum, with a shared vision of reclaiming a prominent spot at the global stage in the upcoming years.

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