Somehow my report on this game got lost in cyberspace so here is a quick summary:
MTU team was Weera (GK), Kayem (LB), Ali (CB), Zesh (CB), Thiemba (RB), Datsakorn (MD, Capt), Pitchipong (MD)Siaka (MD), Issaoufao (Wing), Jakkaphan (Wing), Teerasil (ST)
MTU took an early lead through a Datsakorn corner and a header scored by Siaka and the rest of the first half was even. KSU looked well-organised, confident and unintimidated. The KSU goalie brought down Datsakorn but Dagno persuaded Issofaou to let him take the penalty, and missed. Two rebound shots were also missed.
KSU had good travelling support that cheered loudly when they equalised with a neat angled shot following a defensive lapse. MTU restored the lead from Pitchipong later but most of the second half was a sequence of shots by MTU players blazed wide. MTU were disappointing, KSU were impressive. The second leg could be interesting. No sign of any ex-Liverpool strikers yet but it could happen soon.
Man of the Match: Diarra Ali, who looks like he could be another solid defender.
Photo credits: Toonz Cefiro