All smiles among former hitmen

The lobby of Novotel Hotel in Manila was illuminated yesterday by the presence of three of South-east Asia's best strikers turned coaches, all of whom are in town for the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup. Thailand's national coach Kiatisuk Senama
Thailand's national coach Kiatisuk Senamaung (left) shook hands with Singapore caretaker coach V. Sundramoorthy (centre) while Fandi Ahmad (right), who is assisting with the coaching of the Lions, broke into a wide smile.ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

The lobby of Novotel Hotel in Manila was illuminated yesterday by the presence of three of South-east Asia's best strikers turned coaches, all of whom are in town for the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup.

Thailand's national coach Kiatisuk Senamaung shook hands with Singapore caretaker coach V. Sundramoorthy while Fandi Ahmad, who is assisting with the coaching of the Lions, broke into a wide smile.

Thailand and Singapore are in Group A alongside co-hosts Philippines and Indonesia.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 18, 2016, with the headline 'All smiles among former hitmen'. Print Edition | Subscribe