Phuket Sports: New Brazilian unveiled by Phuket United

PHUKET: Phuket United unveiled their new Brazilian signing, Jardel de Andrade Apolonio, a defensive player from the Liga Futsal League of Brazil, this week.

The 29-year old player will wear the number 29 shirt.

In an interview with the Phuket Gazette Jardel describes his thoughts on the eve of his first match with the Andaman Pearl:

“I like Phuket and our focus for the next match is to win and not fail as a team against Surat Thani.”

Suphol Sena-peng, head coach of Phuket United, told the Gazette that Saturday’s match against the Lightning Shrimp will be a stern test for his players as they have not had the best preparation.

“We have many problems at the club with our practice pitch, but we are starting to improve the players states of mind,” he added.

Phuket United’s Brazilian star, Rogerio Moreira outlined his hopes for the season:

“Phuket United is the best team, we have the best players, and [in] the next match, if we win, it will make me very happy. I hope the team can finish in the top three this season.”

The island’s only pro futsal club have been training hard for their next GMM Sport Thailand Futsal Premier League (TFPL) match after they suffered a 5-3 defeat against Bangkok FC in their last game.

The team’s third Brazilian player, Jackson Santos, says he believes that fans need to play their part in helping Phuket United:

“Surat Thani looks like a good team, but if we work hard in the next match, concentrate and focus on the goal, we can win with the help of our supporters.”

The match will be played at Surat Thani’s 4,000 seat Indoor Sports Complex tomorrow at 6pm.

— Wisuwat Romin

Phuket News
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply