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  1. 1. 4/4/12 Siam Cement Group purchase 30 per cent stake in 2009 and 2010 Thai champions Muang Thong Unite… Siam Cement Group purchase 30 per cent stake in 2009 and 2010 Thai champions Muang Thong United The Thai club are aiming to become one of the leading sides in Asia within three to five years after a new takeover from the countrys largest cement company Sign up with 188BET for a FREE bet up to £25 – Great Prices, Every Game Open an account with Sportingbet today and get up to £50 in free bets! Sign up with William Hill for a free bet up to £25 Sign up with bet365 for a free bet up to £200 Sign up with Paddy Power for a free bet up to £50 $(document).ready(function() { Goal.widget(betting).rotator( default-1, $(.betting- widget-default-1 table) ); }); Feb 19, 2012 4:01:00 AM By Steve Thompsongoal.com/en/news/1276/…/siam-cement-group-purchase-30-per-cent-stake-in-2009-and 1/3
  2. 2. 4/4/12 Siam Cement Group purchase 30 per cent stake in 2009 and 2010 Thai champions Muang Thong Unite… Joe Patit The Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailands largest cement company and the nations second largest enterprise, has purchased a 30 per cent stake in Muang Thong United after bringing its relationship with Samut Songkhram FC to an end. The Nonthaburi-based club, who were Thai champions in 2009 and 2010, will now be known as SCG Muang Thong United Football Club. Dont Miss Dangda named in Thailand squad for OmanLeicesters John: Away with the Warriors Buriram win Thai FA Cup over Muang ThongNew MTU coach Fowler aiming for Thai glory SCG reportedly paid 600 million baht (€14.8 million) for the stake in the Thai Premier League (TPL) outfit. The company spent 2010 and 2011 as the main sponsor of Samut Songkhram. Several local sources have suggested that this latest development might result in Samut Songkhram having to withdraw from the TPL due to a lack of funding. Last season, the team could only manage a third-place finish having won the TPL title both in its inaugural season - 2009 - and 2010. This followed a First Division title (pre-TPL [in 2008]), which followed a Division Two title in 2007. For a relatively new club, founded in 1989, Muang Thong United has enjoyed a good deal of success both on and off the pitch over recent years. Owned by sports media magnate Ravi Lohtong, much of the clubs recent successes have been attributed to Robert Procureur, Muang Thong Uniteds former manager. The clubs less than stellar performance last season coincided with the Belgians departure togoal.com/en/news/1276/…/siam-cement-group-purchase-30-per-cent-stake-in-2009-and 2/3
  3. 3. 4/4/12 Siam Cement Group purchase 30 per cent stake in 2009 and 2010 Thai champions Muang Thong Unite… TPL rivals BEC Tero Sasana (as general manager), a club with close links Football Association of Thailand (FAT) president Worawi Mukadi. Procureur is also currently technical director of the Myanmar National League team Yadanabon FC. SCG managing director Pramote Techasupatkul noted that the investment would bolster the companys reputation and raise standards in the TPL. The companys chairman, Pongsak Polanan, told a Thai-language newspaper that the investment by SCG would ensure that Muang Thong United becomes one of the leading sides in Asia, “within three to five years”. The clubs stadium, formerly known as the Yamaha Stadium, will now be known as the SCG Stadium. Follow Goal.com Asia on and for the latest in Asian footballing news, features, and analysisgoal.com/en/news/1276/…/siam-cement-group-purchase-30-per-cent-stake-in-2009-and 3/3

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