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February 29, 2020

Myanmar senior women’s team beat junior team 3-2 in friendly football match

Senior team player Win Theingi Tun (yellow) blocks the ball from junior team player Phyu Phyu Win (green) during a friendly match yesterday on Bahan’s artificial turf in Yangon.  Photo: MFF

In preparation for the 2019 South East Asian Games, which will be held in the Philippines in November and December this year, the Myanmar women’s national football team or the senior team beat the U-19 or junior team by 3-2 in a friendly match yesterday afternoon on the artificial turf in Bahan Township of Yangon.
The match proved to an exciting one, and both teams made all-out efforts to score. U Zaw Zaw, the vice president of the Asian Football Confederation and the president of the Myanmar Football Federation, came to watch the match and afterwards spoke words of encouragement to players from both teams.
The match was a good experience for both teams as players will be chosen from the two teams, according to officials.
The women’s football event of the 2019 South East Asian Games will take place between 25 November and 9 December at the Binan Football Stadium in Laguna, Philippines, and national women’s football teams from ASEAN countries will participate in the event. The Myanmar women’s football team has already collected a bronze medal at the 2013 SEA Games, which took place in Myanmar.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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