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October 18, 2018

Yangon secured MFF Charity Cup 2018 by penalty shoot

Champion Yangon United receiving the MFF Charity Cup 2018 given by MFF President U Zaw Zaw.  Photo: MNL
Champion Yangon United receiving the MFF Charity Cup 2018 given by MFF President U Zaw Zaw. 
Photo: MNL

Yangon United and Shan United played against each other for the MFF Charity Cup 2018 yesterday afternoon at the Aung San Stadium in Yangon.
Yangon United secured the Charity Cup 2018 by 6-4, including a penalty kick.
Both teams used their shining players from the kick-off. Shan’s players were strong enough to show their early ability.
Even at the 12 minute mark, Shan United’s new expatriate player Asare Patrick scored an icebreaker.
Shan United could dominate along the first half with showing their marvelous football skills.
In the second half, Yangon United changed their tactics with making some substitutions, including striker Emmanuel.
With the stronger attacking positions and football strategies, Yangon could make their equalizer at the 45 minute mark by striker Sekou Sylla.
As Shan United made a big mistake in the defensive line, Yangon got their leading goal at the 63 minute and the goal was scored by Sekou Sylla.
Nevertheless, Shan United showed came-from-behind ability and scored their equalizing goal at 68 minute mark by Asare Patrick.
There were no more goals by both teams till the final whistle and the penalty shoot was made to have a decisive result.
In the penalty shoot-out Yangon can score 4 and Shan just scored 2 and Yangon could bring happiness for its fans.—Kyaw Zin Lin

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