ARTHUR Pha, a Myanmar-born player who plays for the Spanish club Leganes, will play for coach Popov’s Myanmar U-23 team.
The player posted on his Instagram story in a Myanmar team uniform that he had been permitted to play.
Arthur Pha is playing for the Leganes U-23 team and previously stated that he will play for Myanmar if given the chance.
In his story, he wrote, “I am proud to play for Myanmar”, which was confirmed by the player.
Leganes is a team that has played in the Spanish La Liga and is no stranger to Myanmar fans.
As the Myanmar U-23 team is ready to play in the ASEAN U-22 tournament, it is said that Arthur Pha is likely to be a member of that team.
He is a Shan ethnic and has been playing for a Spanish club since arriving in Spain at an early age.
Arthur Pha is the first player to be selected in the Myanmar U-23 team. — Ko Nyi Lay/GNLM