Myanmar U-22 football team prepare for 30th SEA Games


THE Myanmar U-22 football team has been taking intensive training for the upcoming men’s football tournament of the 30th Southeast Asian Games from 20 November on the artificial turf in Bahan, Yangon.


Myanmar Football Federation president U Zaw Zaw came to the training session on Wednesday and spoke words of encouragement to the team.


Team Myanmar will be led by head coach Velizar Popov for the Games.

The 40-player squad was selected by Velizar Popov last month. The subcommittee of the men’s football competition of the SEA Games has allowed participating teams to use five players who are over 22 years  old this year.


Five players who are above 22 have been selected on team Myanmar by the head coach: Hlaing Bo Bo, Kyaw Ko Ko, Aung Thu, Si Thu Aung, and Zaw Min Tun.


Myanmar has been placed in Group A for the 30th SEA Games competition with host Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia,  and Timor Leste.


Myanmar will play the opening  match against Malaysia on 25 November, the Philippines on 27 November, Timor Leste on 29 November, and Cambodia on 2 December.


Team Myanmar matches will take place at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, but the team’s match against Cambodia will be played at Binan Football Stadium in Binan.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)