Virus-hit Buri­ram back in ac­tion against Suphan­buri


Buri­ram United re­turn to ac­tion in Thai League 1 today when they host Suphan­buri af­ter their play­ers com­pleted 14-day quar­an­tine due to a Covid-19 case.

The sea­son re­sumed on Sept 12 fol­low­ing a six-month break be­cause of the coronaviru­s pan­demic.

How­ever, just be­fore the restart, Buri­ram’s new sign­ing Ak­bar Is­mat­ul­laev of Uzbek­istan tested pos­i­tive for Covid-19 and the en­tire team had to en­ter quar­an­tine.

Buri­ram coach Bozi­dar Ban­dovic said yes­ter­day it would be dif­fi­cult for the Thun­der Cas­tle who only had lit­tle time to pre­pare for today’s game.

“Suphan­buri have al­ready played two games [since the restart],” he said.

“But I be­lieve our play­ers are ready for the match.”

Lead­ers True Bangkok United take on sec­ond-ranked BG Pathum United to­mor­row.

“Our play­ers are in con­fi­dent mood,” said Bangkok United as­sis­tant coach Wat­sapol Kaew­paluek.

“It will be a good test for our team as BG Pathum are strong in de­fence.”

Bangkok United are the high­est-scor­ing team with 12 goals from five games, while BG Pathum have con­ceded just one goal in five games.

BG Pathum coach Dusit Chalermsan­g said his play­ers’ con­fi­dence was boosted by their win at Port last week.

Meanwhile, Sarawut Treep­han will be­gin his stint as coach of out-of-sorts Port at Trat today.



5.45pm — Muang Thong v Ratch­aburi (live on TrueS­port 2, True4U)

6pm — Po­lice Tero v Chon­buri (TrueS­port HD 3) 7pm — Trat v Port (True 357)

8pm — Buri­ram v Suphan­buri (True4U)


6pm — Bangkok United v BG Pathum (True4U, TrueS­port HD 2); Nakhon Ratchasima v Sukhothai (True 357) 7pm — Ray­ong v Chi­ang Rai (TrueS­port 2); Prachuap v Sa­mut Prakan City (TrueS­port HD 3)


Buri­ram United’s Ak­bar Is­mat­ul­laev.

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