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October 16, 2018

Myanmar ranks fifth in Jenesys 2018 Japan-Mekong U-17 Tournament

Myanmar national U-17 men’s football squad takes a group photo on the pitch. PHOTO: MFF

Yangon — MYANMAR national U-17 men’s football squad took the fifth ranking in Jenesys 2018 Japan-Mekong U-17 Football Tournament, organized by Japan Football Association (JFA).
Myanmar national U-17 played against Bellmare of Japan to take the fifth ranking of the tournament on 8 October, winning with a narrow margin of 2-1. Myanmar’s winning goals came from Aubarkha and an own goal of Japan.
The Jenesys 2018 Japan-Mekong U-17 Football Tournament was held in the national training center in J-village, Fukushima, from 5 to 8 October. Myanmar is in group B together with Viet Nam, Japan and Cambodia.
Myanmar won over Viet Nam 1-0 on 5 October, lost to Japan 1-3 on 6 October and Cambodia 0-2 on 7 October. Myanmar stood at the third place in its group. Therefore, Myanmar had to play for the fifth place battle against Bellmare and won with a 2-1. On 8 October, the final match, the third place match, the fifth place match and the seventh place match were held. — Htut Htut (Twantay)

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