PHUKET: FC PHUKET have named defender Suphat “James” Aonthong as player-coach for their last Division 1 league match on Saturday, an away fixture against Chainat FC.

Traveling by road, the team left Phuket yesterday at 4pm and arrived in Chainat at 6am today and are scheduled for a 5pm training session at Khao Plong Stadium.

Without a dedicated coach to direct the game from the sidelines, the 34-year-old Suphat will deputize for Coach Apichart “Mo” Mosika, whose contract concluded at the end of Phuket’s last home game.