Don, a young footballer of the Thai wild boar football team, died in Britain

Friday, May 5th, 2023

Northern Thailand It was initially learned that a young man named Non Dong, one of the members of the wild boar soccer team, who was rescued alive from being trapped in the Tamlong Nan Non cave in Chiang Rai province, has died in Britain.

The news of the young man’s death was released earlier by the Zico Foundation, which had awarded him a scholarship. The cause of death will be released later, he said.

It is reported that 17-year-old Nondong died in an accident that hit his head.

People close to his family told the BBC that he died on February 14 at the same hospital after being taken to hospital on Sunday after being unconscious in the dormitory.

He has been attending Brookhouse College Football Academy in Leicestershire since late last year.

He is also the captain of the wild boar soccer team that was trapped in a cave.

When he was admitted to a soccer academy in Britain in August last year, he wrote on his Instagram account, “My dream has come true,” which spread his joy to his teammates.

Now, just over 6 months later, his teammates are mourning the loss of Don.

The news of Don’s death was reported by his mother to the Dae Wong Monastery in his hometown of Chiang Rai, which was frequented by their members.

After the monastery posted a prayer on the Facebook social network saying, ‘May the don go well’, his members also wrote prayer letters.

‘You told me to look forward to playing for the national team. Until then, I believed you would be there,” wrote Prache Sutham, who was rescued from the cave along with Don in 2018.

‘The last time we met before you left for England, I even joked that when you come back I (the audience) will even ask for your autograph. Now listen to the good news. We’ll all always be 13,” another of his teammates said.

Nondon, last year 2018 He is 1 of the 13 children and 1 coach who were trapped in Tamlong Nan Nong cave in June due to heavy rains.

12 wild boar football team members and their coach were rescued from the cave after more than 2 weeks.

The coach, AK Phon, is a resident of Tachilek City, Shan State, and a young man from the Towet team, Ailu, called Aidun, is a Wa ethnic group.

After almost 18 days, rescue teams had to rescue them alive with difficulty, and their rescue became a world-famous event.