The Myanmar Times
Monday, 31 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Five Asian athletes to watch

Ahead of the world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia, from August 2 to 9, here are five Asian athletes' names to look out for:

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Singapore slung

Myanmar U16 coach Eric Williams was pleased to start the ASEAN Football Federation U16 Championship with a 3-1 win over Singapore at the Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 28. But the former Yangon United coach believes there is more to come from his young charges, who he took command of only last week.

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Myanmar Football make approach to Karen refugee

The Myanmar Football Federation announced via social media yesterday that it has approached 18-year-old Karen refugee Kler Heh – who plays his football for English League One (third tier) side Sheffield United – about the possibility of representing Myanmar at the international level.

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SE Asian football to be ‘super’-sized next year

Reports from Singapore suggest that an ASEAN Super League, featuring least one team from each of the AFF’s 12 member nations, including Myanmar and Australia, could kick off this time next year.

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Zaw Zaw Latt remains Tour’s ‘back to school’ favourite

Zaw Zaw Latt failed to add the fouth leg of the Myanmar Golf Tour held at Yedaung Taung Golf Club in Mandalay to his victories in the second and third events on the season’s circuit.

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MFF to confirm election plans

Committee members from the Myanmar Football Federation elected a five-person commission to decide on the rules and format for the election of a president on July 26.

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Drummer Boys fear they have lost their beat

Myanmar National League-2’s fourth-place Mawyawadi FC appear to have given up on their promotion prospects despite trailing second-place GFA FC by only eight points.

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Dynamite fight has extra-long fuse

Patrons got more than their money’s worth when Cyrus “Black Dynamite” Washington returned to Yangon for lethwei’s “Monsoon Fight” on July 26 at the Thein Phyu Indoor Stadium.

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Relegation battle heats up

The likely candidates for this season’s Myanmar National League – 1 relegation battle seem a little clearer after the weekend results. The games of Week 13 saw the current seventh, eighth and ninth-placed teams defeat the 10th, 11th and 12th-placed sides respectively.

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MNL returns to small screen

The first game to be televised under a new deal struck between the Myanmar National League and Myawaddy Television will be screened on July 25, and will show second-place Ayeyawady United strive to keep the season alive when they host Yangon United – leaders of the MNL-1 by 11 points.

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TeamGPGDPTS
Yangon United
15 28 43
Ayeyawady
United
14 14 29
Magwe FC
14 14 29
Yadanarbon FC
14 13 29
KBZ FC
15 5 25
Chin United
15 -5 15
Nay Pyi Taw FC
15 -11 15
Zeyar Shwe Myay
FC
14 -8 14
Zwekapin FC
15 -9 14
Hantharwady FC
15 -6 11
Manaw Myay FC
15 -16 11
Rakhine United
15 -19 11
Last Updated - 18 August 2015