By Hanah Tabios
While the country’s Southeast Asian Games hosting this year is marred by controversy, another problem emerged on Sunday morning after the Thailand Football Association complained about their food rations.
In a rough English translation of FA Thailand’s Facebook post, the group said: “The 30th SEA Games in the Philippines has found the latest daily issue. The food problem in each meal is usually the same menu, over and over, and drinking water is limited.”
It added that the FA President Gen. Somyot Poompanmoung had been informed about the issue, hence, he was prompted to “provide more Thai food menu to athletes, and team staff coaches” until the end of the competition.
The group pointed out that only four bottles of drinking water were provided in a room of two athletes—two from the hotel management and two from the organizer.
“The bottles are not enough for the needs,” it said.
The football team already relayed the matter to the competition management and received a reply that they will provide more bottles of water.