MFF discusses preparations for Myanmar National League

MFF General Secretary U Ko Ko Thein, Myanmar National League CEO U Soe Moe Kyaw, and officials from MFF and MNL attended the meeting.During the meeting, football authorities discuss football matters concerned with Myanmar National League matches holding by obeying the strict Standard procedure found out by the Ministry of Health and Sports. Officials also focused on restarting the Myanmar National League matches on 22 August 2020 if the govt gives permission to carry the matches within a few of weeks, arrangements for the MNL football players to remain within the Team Camp to secure Camp Quarantine so on prevent from the pandemic infections, to release detailed fixtures of the MNL matches to football fans when the government’s permission is received and to conduct swab tests for all the MNL players in line with the rules by the Ministry of Health and Sports, consistent with the Myanmar Football Federation.

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Yangon United is the previous champions of the Aung San Shield 2020, bid farewell for defender Pyae Phyo Aung, his contract is expired, with a farewell ceremony, consistent with the team’s website.Pyae Phyo Aung has played for Yangon United F.C. since 2007, when the club was referred to as Air Bagan F.C. He was still playing for the club when it changed its name in 2009, which was round the same time the Myanmar National League began.Pyae Phyo Aung gave his best to Yangon United and helped the team win the Myanmar National League five times. The team lifted the knockout cup thrice and therefore the opening match cup 3 times . On the day of the farewell, a friendly match was organized during which Yangon United officials and former players, including Pyae Phyo Aung, participated, consistent with the football club. On Pyae Phyo Aung’s departure from the team, Yangon United’s U Yarzar Htwe said: “Today is that the farewell day for Pyae Phyo Aung who helped Yangon United since the team was named Air Bagan F.C. All folks from Yangon Untied will remember that sort of player. We wish him the simplest and success within the future.”

With the aim of arising new youth footballers in Myanmar, the Myanmar Football Federation and Myanmar National League jointly began a football programme ranging from yesterday on the synthetic turf of Myanmar National Football Academy in Yangon yesterday morning.The programme includes selecting new youth players from 75 footballers who are preliminarily selected from MPT U-14 Football Tournament 2019 and MFF 100Plus Cup States and Regions U-14 (Boy’s) Football Tournament and that they are going to be grouped into five teams – Teams A, B, C, D and E.
The youth player selection are going to be ongoing till 10 January and twenty-five best players are going to be selected from the football programme and that they are going to be sent to Japan on a football tour, consistent with the Myanmar Football Federation.The youth football tour to Japan will include joint training programmes, friendly matches, and watching Japanese League football matches, consistent with the Myanmar National League.

The Ayeyawady United F.C  have signed defender Thiha Htet Aung for half a season, consistent with a press release issued yesterday by the football club.The 23-year old footballer may be a native of Sagaing Region and played on the Myanmar national U-16 team in 2011. He also took part within the semifinal of the AFC U-19 Championship hosted by Myanmar.Thiha Htet Aung was a crucial player on the U-20 national team within the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.The defender has also played on the U-23 national team. He played for Yangon United F.C. in 2017 then Chin United F.C. He then moved to Zwekapin United F.C. in 2018.After signing the contract, the player said, “I’m very grateful to the top coach and therefore the club owner as they need given me a chance . i will be able to try my best. i would like to be a champion with Ayeyawady United.” Born on 13 March, 1996, Thiha Htet Aung plays center back, and has also played within the striker position with the Zeyar Shwe Myay.

Selections for footballers for the MFF-MNL ‘Road to Japan’ tour are going to be held from 8 to 11 January on the synthetic turf of the National Football Academy in Yangon, consistent with the Myanmar Football Federation.A total of 75 footballers who are preliminarily selected from MPT U-14 Football Tournament 2019 and MFF 100Plus Cup States and Regions U-14 (Boy’s) Football Tournament are going to be grouped into five teams – Teams A, B, C, D and E. Twenty-five players are going to be selected from among them.The selected players are going to be sent to Japan on a football tour.The MPT U-14 Football Tournament 2019 was jointly organized by the MFF, MNL, and MPT, in cooperation with the essential Department of Education .The MFF 100Plus Cup States and Regions U-14 (Boy’s) Football Tournament was jointly organized by the MFF and 100Plus. A news conference before the player selections for the Japan tour was held yesterday at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, and it had been attended by the preliminarily selected 75 players and team managers The media are invited to hide the player selections. The selections will happen during two time slots a day — 7:30 am to 9 am and 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

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Myanmar National League football club is visited the academy in Samsen Nok, Huai Khwang, Bangkok, Thailand.The owner of the Hantharwady United, U Aung Moe Kyaw, team manager U Tun Tun Lin, technical director U Ngwe Tun, and head coach U Myo Min Tun visited the football academy, consistent with a press release issued by the Myanmar National League.During their visit, the officials observed the football educational program at the Thaibev football academy.Afterwards, a coordination meeting was held and officials from each side discussed future collaborations.The Thaibev Football Academy will help develop the Hantharwady United within the near future, consistent with the Myanmar National League.Hantharwady United F.C. is currently preparing for the upcoming 2020 season of the Myanmar National League under the coaching of former football star U Myo Min Tun. The team placed fifth within the previous Myanmar National League.

Defending champions of the Myanmar National League, Shan United F.C., won the MFF Charity Cup 2020 yesterday by a 2-1 margin over Yangon United at the Yangon United Sports Complex in Yangon.With both teams equally skilled, the primary half ended with a scoreless result.The winning goals for Shan United were scored within the last half by Keith at 57 minutes and Ye Min Thu at 74 minutes.The consolation goal for Yangon United was scored by substituted player Yan Paing Soe at 77 minutes.The stadium was full of fans for yesterday’s charity match. the doorway fee and donations collected amounted to K15 million. All the proceeds will attend orphanages in Myanmar, consistent with the Myanmar National League.Before the match, there have been entertainment programs by famous singers: R Zar Ni, Phyo Gyi, Hel Lay, Moe Moe, Hlawn Paing, Yone Lay, Wai Lyan, and therefore the Art Robots Music Band. Also, during the break time after the primary half the match, a lucky draw was held for football fans.

The Myanmar men’s national eleven has found a replacement assistant coach, consistent with a press release issued by the Myanmar Football Federation. U Min Tun Lin has been signed on a two-year contract.With team Myanmar scheduled to face Japan on 26 March and Kyrgyzstan on 31 March as a part of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, head coach Antonio Hey had asked the MFF authorities to rent a replacement assistant coach to assist the team shape an honest end in the qualifiers, said a source from the MFF.U Min Tun Lin was found to be the foremost suitable candidate for the position of assistant coach for the Myanmar national team, said officials from the football federation.U Min Tun Lin is that the former coach of Myanmar National League football club Zwekapin United F.C. and he holds an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Grade A License.U Min Tun Lin helped the Zwekapin United claim the third place within the 2018 edition of the Myanmar National League.

The Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) has parted ways with Myanmar national women’s football head coach U Win Thu Moe on the expiration of his contract, consistent with a press release released by the MFF yesterday.The decision to retire the top coach was made at the MFF’s coordination meeting, persisted 31 December.MFF is now urgently seeking a replacement head coach, noted a source working with the federation.U Win Thu Moe helped the Myanmar team win the trophy within the 2019 South East Asian Games, also as another trophy within the previous AFF Women’s Championship, and took the trophy at the India Hero Gold Cup 2019.The new head coach are going to be appointed before the Myanmar national women’s eleven plays in international matches next month.The Myanmar women’s eleven are going to be participating within the qualifiers for the women’s football event of the Tokyo Olympics, to be held in February 2020.
Team Myanmar will play within the same group as host South Korea and 2019 South East Asian Games gold medalist Viet Nam.

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In preparation for the upcoming qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Myanmar’s national women’s eleven will play a friendly match with Thailand’s team this month.
“The football association of Thailand has invited the MFF to the present friendly match in the week . We decide to move our practice sessions to China before the qualifiers, so we are negotiating for this match to be held in January,” stated U Ko Ko Thein, secretary-general of the Myanmar Football Federation.Myanmar’s national women’s eleven is preparing for the qualifying round of the 2020 Olympic Games, which can be held at the Jeju World Cup Stadium in Seogwipo, South Korea , on 3-9 February.As North Korea’s team has withdrawn from the competition, Myanmar’s chances at the Games have improved. The Myanmar team will meet host South Korea and Viet Nam within the final qualifying round.

The Ayeyawady United have signed their second foreign player, Zimbabwean defender Victor Kamhuka, on a one-season contract, consistent with a press release released yesterday by the football club.The 29-year old defender and center-back player is on his national team in 2006. He also played for South African clubs from 2010 to 2016, India’s Pathachakra F.C. in 2017, and therefore the Nepal club Manang Marshyangdi F.C. in 2018.Then, he moved to Indian first division club Bhawanipore F.C., the team he played with before he signed with the Ayeyawady United.The Zimbabwean player has signed a contract with the club for the 2020 season.

Myat Kaung Khant, the Myanmar U-22 men’s national eleven midfielder, recently joined Thailand League-2 football club Chainat Hornbill.The 19-year-old midfielder has also played for Yadanarbon F.C. and therefore the transfer process has been okayed with Chainat Hornbill F.C.Myat Kaung Khant helped the Myanmar U-22 win a trophy within the men’s football competition of the 2019 SEA Games within the Philippines.Myat Kaung Khant was a star at the Myanmar Football Academy.In 2017, he was signed by the Yadanarbon F.C. He scored his first professional goal at his first match.During the 2017 season, Myat Kaung Khant was also selected on the Myanmar U-19 eleven and scored three out of six goals for Myanmar against the Philippines team at the National Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh , Cambodia.His goals show he can’t only play well within the midfield, but also within the striking position.Myat Kaung Khant has been on the Myanmar national men’s senior eleven earlier. He made his debut on 10 October, 2018 against Indonesia during a friendly match. He scored his first international goal for the Myanmar national team against Bahrain during a friendly match on 16 October, 2018. The match ended with a score of 1–4.






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