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Mu Pa drops in on Gen Prayut at Government House

Tanutam Thawan

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PHOTO: Thai PBS

Members of the Mu Pa football Academy and team are back in Thailand following their whirlwind overseas tour of Argentina and the US, including an appearance on one of the most popular talk shows in the world.

This morning they had a meeting this morning with the Thai PM Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Government House.

Accompanied by Phayao Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn, who headed the dramatic rescue operation at Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai when he was the Governor of Chiang Rai, the team presented the PM with the Asia Game Changer Award they had received in a ceremony from the Asia Society when they were in New York.

The PM thanked the young soccer players and their coach for bringing fame to the country and reminded them to always remember all those who were involved in the rescue operation, especially former SEAL member Samarn Kunan, who died in the course of the rescue attempt.

They have also confirmed with Gen Prayut that none of them had agreed to any movie rights as earlier reported in Thai media.

The boys and their coach had just returned from a tour to Argentina where they attended the summer Youth Olympics and the US where they appeared on the popular Ellen Show.

Here’s their interview with Ellen Degeneres…

 

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