The Football Legends Tour of Thailand has been rescheduled to accommodate more stars, say organizers.
The week-long celebration of football that culminates in two matches between Liverpool Legends and Thailand Legends teams playing for the Prime Minister’s Football Legends Charity Cup will now take place from September 29 to October 5, with the first match at Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club in Phuket on October 2 and the final match at Supachalasai National Stadium in Bangkok on October 5.
“The date change allows us to invite even more famous former Liverpool football stars to Thailand to play in the matches,” said Cris Rosenbergs, director of organisers North Scoreboard.
“This is an unprecedented opportunity for people in Thailand to see these stars up close and watch them in action, and we’re very excited to be able to invite legends such as Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler and many other top footballers.”
The Liverpool Legends line-up is expected to read like a “who’s who” of Liverpool FC, with invitations so far issued to John Barnes, Rush, Fowler and the recently retired Sammi Hyppia and Vladimir Smicer, as well as to Patrick Berger and Steve McMannaman. They will be led by two-time European Cup winner Alan Kennedy and will be up against an all-star team from Thailand that includes arguably two of the most famous footballers ever to play for their country: Piyapong Pew-on and Kiatisak “Zico” Senamuang.
“The line-up of players for both teams is looking very strong. The Legends concept has been well received with brisk ticket sales.” said Rosenbergs.
The eight-day tour includes a series of events, public appearances and football clinics in Bangkok and Phuket, with the Tour raising funds for the Phuket Youth Football Home Foundation. For more information visit www.footballlegendstour.com.
For tickets call (02) 833 5555 or visit outlets at www.totalreservation.com, Siam Paragon, Emporium and The Mall Group shopping centres, as well as at Home Pro outlets in Phuket. Both friendlies will be aired live on TrueSport 2.