The Myanmar Times
Monday, 02 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Sports fest attracts nearly 4500 athletes

The 4th National Sports Festival came to a close in Nay Pyi Taw on February 28, concluding 16 days of competition that attracted athletes from across Myanmar.

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Ayeyarwady earns points at AFC Cup

Macedonian striker Riste Naumov netted a brace to ensure Myanmar Football Federation Cup winners Ayeyarwady United returned home from Vientiane, Laos, with a valuable away-point in the 12th AFC Cup 2015 group stage, following the side’s 2-2 draw with Lao Toyota FC on February 25.

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Myanmar U-20s defeat Fiji in first friendly

The Myanmar U-20 football team defeated Fiji 1-0 at Mandalar Thiri Stadium in Mandalay on February 17, with striker Than Paing scoring the match’s lone goal in the 27th minute.

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U-20 World Cup draws announced

Myanmar has secured a draw in Group A of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, placing them in the same group as host nation New Zealand for the tournament that will be held from May 30 to June 20.

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Yadanarbon suffer penalty heartbreak

Myanmar National League champion Yadanarbon FC crashed out of the Asian Champion’s League qualifying last week after losing 6-5 on penalties to Warriors FC of Singapore, the current S-League title-holders.

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Mountain bikers invade NPT

The second round of the year-long Cycle and Make a Difference Charity Series was held in Nay Pyi Taw on January 24 and 25, featuring races for both road cyclists and mountain bikers.

 

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Myanmar unveils SEA Games sports list

Last week, the Ministry of Sports officially announced the 31 events that Myanmar nationals will contest at the 28th Southeast Asian Games, which are scheduled to being on June 5 in Singapore.

 

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Myanmar to tour Europe ahead of U-20 World Cup

Aiming for an impressive debut on the world scene, Myanmar’s Under-20 men’s football team will undergo training bouts and play a series of friendly matches in Europe in preparation for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, to be held in New Zealand from May 25 to June 20.

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Myanmar and China celebrate ties with basketball

Basketball players from China and Myanmar celebrated the New Year and over a century of cooperation between the two countries with a good-will tournament in Bogyoke Aung San Stadium from December 27 to January 1.

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Professional Boxing League coming in 2015

Starting in January 2015, the rules and regulations of the Myanmar Traditional Boxing Federation will be revamped in order to turn their amateur leagues into a recognised, professional sport.

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