This evening at the Singapore National Stadium, Myanmar will play Thailand in the final of the Southeast Asian Games football tournament. They will start as underdogs but know a victory would mark another step toward the dream of a return to a “Golden Age” of Myanmar football.
A skipper’s strike from Nay Lin Tun gave Myanmar a 2-1 semi-final victory over Vietnam at the Singapore National Stadium and saw them qualify for the June 15 final of the Southeast Asian Games' football tournament.
Kyaw Zayar Win salvaged a point for Myanmar in a 2-2 draw with Laos after they nearly threw away all three points in the opening game of their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign for the Russia 2018 competition last night.
A total of 52 medals, 32 of them gold, 6 silver and 14 bronze – that’s what you were supposed to see this morning as you opened up The Myanmar Times to our SEA Games coverage and turned to the medal table. That’s what was decided back in March, when the deputy minister for sport, Thaung Htike, called a two-day meeting for the national governing bodies of sport to outline their targets for the 28th Southeast Asian Games.