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August 04, 2020

Yangon to fight 2019 Charity Cup battle with Shan United early January

Yangon United players have a group photo taken on the pitch. PHOTO: YUFC

Yangon United FC, the reigning champions of the MNL and General Aung San Knock-out Shield, will fight 2019 Charity Cup battle with Shan United FC, said a source close to Myanmar Football Federation.
Myanmar National League will open up the curtain of the new football season exhibiting the Charity Cup of the MNL early 2019.
The Charity Cup is initially scheduled on January 6, but the match date will be released only after the confirmation of the fixtures for Myanmar National League.
Yangon United FC, the reigning champions of the MNL and General Aung San Knock-out Shield, will fight the Charity Cup with Shan United, the runners-up of the MNL. Both teams have secured a cup for one time each. This will be a second-time meeting.
Both teams met in 2014 and 2018 football seasons. Shan United won the cup in 2014, whereas Yangon took hold of it in 2018. Both teams have already had the opportunities for participating in Asian-level football tournaments.Myanmar National League holds the Charity Cup with the aim of raising funds for donating proceeds to social organizations. Yangon secured Charity Cup for three times, Ayeyawady two times, and Shan and Magway one each.—Htut Htut (Twantay)

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