The 224 fans occupying the stands at the Aung San Stadium on August 9 might not have had much to cheer about during the 0-0 encounter between Magwe FC and Hantharwady FC, but three members of the crowd would have gone home quietly happy.
This time next week they will be in Malaysia preparing to become Myanmar’s first skating representatives at an international X Games competition. But today they will take a break from training to cruise Yangon’s streets raising funds for the #saveMyanmar floods campaign.
In front of close to 40,000 Cambodian supporters, Myanmar U16 held their nerve to deliver a 3-0 win at the Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh. The victory sends the Little Angels on to today’s ASEAN Football Federation U16 Championship semi-final, where they will face an unbeaten Laos.
Ahnt Khaung Htut found himself centre of attention at swimming’s World Championships on August 2 when he was forced to swim alone in the heats of the men’s 100 metres breaststroke and in doing so set a personal best.
Myanmar's U16 coach Eric Williams did his mathematics and chose to keep the line-up of his young team fresh for their August 5 meeting with hosts Cambodia, rather than tire them out against favourites Australia when they met yesterday at the ASEAN Football Federation’s U16 Championship.
Second-round giant killers GFA FC failed to deliver a follow-up in their quarter-final meeting at the weekend eventually succumbing 2-0 to Magwe FC who booked themselves a semi-final meeting with Yadanarbon FC.
St Andrews, the home of golf; the Olympics, athletics’ greatest arena; to practitioners of chinlone, the Waso Chinlone Festival in Mandalay is both the home and the greatest stage of the game wrapped up in one.
Giant -killers Gospel for Asia FC are more familiar than most with the story of David and Goliath and must seek inspiration from that story once more when they go up against Magwe FC in tomorrow’s 4pm General Aung San Shield quarter-final clash at Yangon’s YTC Thuwunna Stadium.
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