08 Jul '18, 11pm

Coach weakest in group - he gave the boys his share of food

MAE SAI • The head coach of the Thai youth football team spent the morning of June 23 preparing his assistant for an important task: looking out for the boys by himself. Mr Nopparat Khanthavong, the 37-year-old head coach of the Moo Pa (Wild Boars) football team, had an appointment that morning. Mr Ekapol Chanthawong, his assistant, was to take the younger boys to a soccer field nestled by the Doi Nang Non mountain range, a formation with numerous waterfalls and caves that straddles the Thai-Myanmar border. "Take care," Mr Nopparat told the younger man. The hours that followed kicked off a chain of events that has riveted the world: a dramatic search and rescue that found the boys alive some 5km inside a cave nine days later, huddled on a small, muddy patch surrounded by floodwaters. Attention has focused on the only adult, 25-year-old former monk Ekapol, and the role he h...

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