Meet the Football Channel Asia Team

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  • Erick Bui

    Erick Bui

    Erick Bui is the Chief Editor of Football Channel Asia. A veteran of Asian football, he has previously served as chief editor for Goal Vietnam. He is a contributor to the debut issue of Japan's Football Critique Asia.

  • Cesare Polenghi

    Cesare Polenghi

    Cesare Polenghi is the Senior Editor of Football Channel Asia as well as the managing editor of Football Channel Japan. In addition to being one of the leading Western authorities on the J-League, he hosts a weekly Serie A show on JSports.

  • Dan Orlowitz

    Dan Orlowitz

    Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dan Orlowitz has called Tokyo home for nearly eight years and the J-League his calling for most of them. His words and photos have appeared on various websites and print media.

  • Paul Williams

    Paul Williams

    Based in Australia, Paul is the brains behind Asian Football Feast. Paul has previously written about various aspects of Asian football for Al Jazeera English, Metro UK, FourFourTwo Australia, JSoccer Magazine and Soccer International.

  • Ryan Steele

    Ryan Steele is a coach with several years of experience across Asia. He has worked with professional academies and elite development groups and is passionate about the continual development of Asian football.

  • Mihyun Chung

    Mihyun Chung

    Mihyun Chung has resided in the United States, Singapore, and Spain, enjoying meeting people from different backgrounds who share her passion for football. She has previously written about Korean football on Goal Singapore as well as Goal Korea.

  • Niloufar Momeni

    Niloufar Momeni

    Niloufar Momeni has been a football fan since her teenage years, since 1996 contributing to several sport media outlets including Goal Asia and Soccer Without Limit. In addition to writing for Football Channel Asia, her personal blog is at

  • Mamur Mamadaliev

    Mamur Mamadaliev

    Born and raised on Uzbek football, Mamur Mamadaliev went from being a fan to serving as media officer and has worked for a number of top Uzbekistan clubs including Bunyodkor, FC Andijan, and Lokomotiv Tashkent.

  • Aarony Zade

    Aarony Zade

    Upon realizing she holds as much prowess in playing football as Robbie Savage holds in punditry, Aarony Zade decided to write about it instead by working as a sports journalist for The Daily Star in Bangladesh. She currently lives in Amsterdam and writes about football in South Asia.

  • Chris Atkins

    Christopher Atkins is a Chinese football expert who has featured on ESPN FC, BBC Radio 5 Live, Bleacher Report and Goal. He lives in Guangzhou and covers the Super League for Chinese online media Phoenix and Hupu.

  • Jack Hands

    Jack Hands

    An Englishman in Seoul, Jack Hands is co-founder of the K League Report where he reports on foreign players in South Korea's top flight.

  • Eric Noveanto

    Eric Noveanto

    An Indonesian who has a huge passion to follow South-East Asian football, Eric Noveanto currently writes about the Indonesian Super League and other regions for Goal Indonesia. Has also previously written for Goal Asia and BallBall.

  • Matt Riley

    Matt Riley

    After fourteen years playing, watching and writing about Thai football, Matt Riley believes that there remain plenty more stories to be told. He is also the English voice of Suphanburi FC online.

  • Mochamad Aby Rachman

    Mochamad Aby Rachman

    Mochamad Aby Rachman is a dedicated football fan in Indonesia who especially enjoys writing about Asian football and Bundesliga.

  • Sean Carroll

    Sean Carroll

    Sean Carroll is a J-League columnist whose work has appeared in Weekly Soccer Magazine, the Japan News, and Football Channel. He has also appeared on JSports and NHK World among other TV programs.

  • James Gow

    James Gow

    James Gow is a passionate Sydney FC supporter currently living in Singapore. In addition to writing about the A-League and NRL, he has worked with various active supporter groups on cultural exchange projects.

  • Jieh-Yung Lo

    Jieh-Yung Lo

    Jieh-Yung Lo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of The House of Media. He is also a community ambassador for the 2015 Asian Cup.

  • Tomas Danicek

    Tomas Danicek

    Tomas Danicek is a senior editor of a prominent Czech football website; the more obscure your national team is, the more interest he'll probably take in it. He covers the 2015 Asian Cup for

  • Behnam Jafarzadeh

    Behnam Jafarzadeh

    Behnam Jafarzadeh is an Iran-based football writer and analyst.

  • Bassil Mikdadi

    Bassil Mikdadi

    Bassil Mikdadi is a contributor to the Football Palestine blog and considered one of the region's preeminent experts on the Palestinian football scene.

  • Ismail Vorajee

    Ismail is an English Sports Editor/Reporter at a national newspaper in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He has a particular interest in Southeast Asian football, specifically that of Cambodia, Laos, Singapore and Myanmar. He has written in the past about the English Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.

  • Edward Tien

    Edward Tien

    Residing in Vietnam, Edward Tien is an Asian football fanatic who currently works as a sports editor for Voice of Vietnam.

  • Tommy Thai Vu

    Tommy Thai Vu

    Tommy, founder of Vietnam's, joins Football Channel Asia to share his unique views on Asian football. He has previously written for BallBall, Goal Vietnam and Vietnamese Sport TV.

  • Laith Al Naeme

    Laith Al Naeme

    Hailing from Baghdad and following the bagpipes tradition, Laith Al Naeme is a Sports Journalist from Glasgow who has a huge passion in all things world football. Launching SoccerIraq in March 2015, the page has quickly transformed into the leading Iraqi football website for the English speaking community worldwide. Laith recently interned at Al Jazeera English’'s sport department in Doha, Qatar.

  • Arwatchanon Insawang

    Arwatchanon Insawang

    A passionate follower who falls in love with Thai and ASEAN football. Arwatchanon "Ariel" Insawang, Thai, is currently contributing his time as a volunteer reporter of Football Forward Thailand.

  • Gol Bezan

    Gol Bezan

    Gol Bezan is a podcast that concentrates on Iranian football. We cover everything from Iranian national team to the domestic leagues. We interview coaches, players and other notable figures surrounding Iranian or Asian football.

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  • Steve Han

    Steve Han

    Steve Han is the Korean football correspondent for Football Channel Asia. He writes regularly about Korean and European football for Korea and works occasionally as a commentator and panelist for Korean and U.S. radio. He has previously worked for KoreAm Journal and Sports Chosun.

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  • Paul Freelend

    Paul Freelend

    Paul Freelend is a professional wanderer with a passion for Asia and Asian football. He has written for the Jakarta Globe, China Daily, The National (Abu Dhabi), Match Fit USA and, among other outlets. He retweets entirely too much at @PaulFreelend.

  • Sudarat Khamdee

    Sudarat Khamdee

    "Bas" is a young Manchester United supporter from Khonkaen, Thailand. She loves traveling, learning about culture, meeting new people and sharing passion about football. Apart from writing for Football Channel Thailand, Bas also works as a match reporter for Runningball Global Sports Data and an intern at Bangkok Post.