December 21, 2016

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MFF instructed by Ministry of Health to develop football in schools

School children receive soccer skills in summer in Yangon.
School children receive soccer skills in summer in Yangon.

THE Ministry of Health has instructed the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) to draw up a program for the development of football within government schools across the country.
“We’ve yet to receive any kind of instruction as to what we’re supposed to do. We’ve just been told to put together a program for the development of football within basic education schools,” said U Than Zaw, general secretary and CEO of the MFF.
Football is the most loved sport in Myanmar but with no funding provided by the previous government, the game within the country currently relies solely on the combined financial support of MMF and the world football governing body (FIFA).
“The success of football as a sport is dependent upon the extent of the interest of the Department of Health.” said U Tin Myint Aung, technical director of MFF. The Myanmar national team’s FIFA world ranking is currently on the decline, with a present ranking of 167, compared to the country’s average position since FIFA’s world ranking was established of 141.

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