Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

General Aung San Shield semi-final battles kick off

Although football fans may miss their usual serving of Myanmar National League matches this weekend, there’s no reason to despair: Instead, some of the league’s top sides will face off in the country’s biggest knockout tournament semi-finals.

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Rio the first and last chance for judo legend

Judo veteran Yan Naing Soe will have his heart set on the gold when he represents Myanmar on the Olympic stage for the first time in Rio next month – because his first chance will also be his last.

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Pyinmana take Paung Laung fight to president

Football fans and community activists in Pyinmana are looking forward to getting their playing field back. After years of protests and effort, they may be about to retake possession of Paung Laung Stadium.

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Magwe village kicks off to raise Bogyoke Aung San statue

A Magwe village has found an unconventional outlet for their Martyrs’ Day zeal this year – the football pitch. Pandan village, in Ngape township, is hosting a friendly football competition to finance a new Bogyoke Aung San statue for the township.

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Rakhine United claw their way out of relegation

Rakhine United put a stop to an eight-match winless slide this past weekend, and just in time. Their 2-0 victory over Ayeyawady United on July 23 at Pathein Stadium gives the Red Arakan Warriors a bit more breathing room from the relegation zone as the season enters its final month.

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Shan Warriors prepare for champs at Bahtoo

What's left to play for, once a team has already clinched a championship with games in hand? Ask Yadanarbon, who this week face Shan United with another goal in mind: the Myanmar National League points record. Plus our full regular weekly preview of the MNL matches:

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Everest climbers call for new insurance laws

Life insurance from a Myanmar company just doesn’t go high enough for Ko Win Ko Ko. Along with Ko Pyae Phyo Aung and Ko Nyi Nyi Aung, he conquered Everest last May. But he had to get insurance from a local Nepali company first.

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Myanmar archer aims for bulls-eye

She draws, aims and fires. The arrow arches through the air before plugging into the target 70 metres away.

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Last-minute goal brings Yadanarbon 4th title

Everyone knew they would win – it was just a matter of (extra) time.

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Myanmar nationals star in AFL debut

After stepping to his mark and smashing a kick through the uprights, Han Tun Aung kept his cool. The rest of the team erupted into triumphant shouts.

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TeamGPGDPTS
Yadanarbon
22 34 54
22 18 40
22 9 39
Ayeyawady United
22 11 37
22 19 36
Zeyar Shwe Myay
22 5 34
22 -1 30
Zwekapin United
22 3 28
Chin United
22 -16 24
Rakhine United
22 -10 18
22 -32 14
Horizon FC
22 -40 7
Last Updated - 28 August 2016
TeamGPGDPTS
Manaw Myay
22 51 52
GFA
22 21 49
Nay Pyi Taw FC
22 33 48
Mahar United
22 31 48
Myawady FC
22 23 36
Mawyawadi FC
22 1 35
City Stars
22 1 28
University FC
22 -17 23
Dagon FC
22 -11 20
Pong Gan
22 -37 12
United of Thanlyin
22 -47 11
Silver Stars
22 -49 10
Last Updated - 28 August 2016