The draw for the last 16 of the 2017 Toyota League Cup has just been made, with Port facing a trip to fellow Bangkok side Air Force Central FC. The game will take place on Wednesday 13 September at Thupatemi Stadium, time TBC. Some readers will remember the stadium from a sweltering 4pm kick-off against Grakcuh Tabfah FC in the same competition last season, or from Port’s memorable last-gasp 3-2 away win at Air Force that very same season.
Whilst it’s not an easy game by any means – Air Force are currently top of T2 – it’s still a match Port should be confident of winning and progressing to the quarters. And the good news is that, with Muangthong drawn against Bangkok Utd and Buriram facing Chonburi, at least two of the top T1 sides will be going out. Another league cup semi-final beckons?
The game will also see a reunion with former Port striker Kayne Vincent, the mention of whom generally causes people to suddenly look somewhat more fondly on Tana & Wuttichai. Kayne has banged in 6 goals in 23 games this season, making him joint-16th highest scorer in the division. The legend continues.