Carabao: Rocker turned drinks mogul energises English football

20 Feb 2018 at 11:37 2,864 viewed4 comments
WRITER: AFP

A Nov 18, 2016 press conference announcing Carabao's sponsorship of the English Football League (EFL) Cup features (from left) footballer David James, Sathien Setthasit, CEO of Carabao Group Plc, Yuenyong Opakul (Add Carabao) and Shaun Harvey, EFL chief executive. (PR photo)

On Sunday evening an ageing Thai rock star with hooped earrings, signature bandana and a wispy moustache will be at the home of English football to present the Carabao Cup to either Arsenal or Manchester City.

His prominence will baffle many football fans, not to mention some of the players celebrating the first silverware of the season at London's Wembley Stadium.

"Like BB King I'll keep playing until I die," says Add.

But here in Thailand, the 63-year-old Yuenyong Opakul is a legend.

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