MYANMAR Women U-19 football team beat Singapore Women U-19 team with a 7-0 score in a friendly match, played at the Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon yesterday, as a preparation for the 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-19 Women’s Championship Qualification.
The game began at 8am. The goals for Myanmar team were scored by Moe Moe Than at seventh minute, Ngwe Ni Win 16th minute, Thazin Aung 68th minute, Hlaing Haling Myint 79th and 82nd minutes, and San Thaw Thaw 86th and 87th minutes, respectively.
Myanmar and Singapore Women’s U-19 teams are competing for the AFC qualification matches in September and October. Myanmar will be the host for Group F, which also includes Iran, Palestine and Laos, whereas Singapore will play in Group B together with host Thailand, India, Pakistan and Nepal.
The Singapore Women U-16 and U-19 teams have visited Myanmar to play friendly matches with local teams. In the U-16 friendly match, Myanmar Women’s team beat Singapore Women team with a 9-2 score on 4 September. In yesterday’s match, Myanmar beat Singapore again with a 4-0 score.
The first round of 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Qualification will be held from 15 to 23 September. Myanmar is included in Group E along with host Nepal, the Philippines and Malaysia, while Singapore is in Group C together with host Tajikistan, Thailand, Iran and the Northern Mariana Islands.—K. Banana