While homegrown Myanmar champion Aung La Nsang – “The Burmese Python” – will be the centre of attention on March 18, many will also be watching the featherweight contest between Christian “The Warrior” Lee and Dutchman Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen.
Former three-time Lumpinee champion in Muay thai Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke went home to Thailand recently after living and working in Singapore to grace a press conference for ONE Championship’s “Kingdom of Champions” fight card which takes place May 27 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok.
Ayeyawady United will be happy if they take a draw from their travels to Zeyar Shwe Myay this weekend, said their coach, despite the return of two key players from suspension and their morale-boosting midweek win in Asian competition.
A Christopher Chizoba hat-trick put Ayeyawady United’s AFC Cup challenge back on track with a 4-2 win over visiting Lao Toyota at Yangon’s Thuwunna YTC Stadium while Yangon scored a late goal to pick up a valuable away point in the Maldives.
After their 8-1 competition opener against the holders of the AFC Cup, Ayeyawady United today entertain Lao Toyota. Last year when the two sides met the Thuwunna Stadium witnessed a remarkable late comeback from the home side.
Ahead of his homecoming MMA bout, the 'Burmese Python' takes time to tell Matt Roebuck about his preparations: "This week is my final week before stepping on the plane to Yangon. That means it’s also my final full week of training ... I continue to feel confident that I will put on my best performance yet when I enter the cage at Thuwunna Stadium."
The Myanmar Football Federation celebrated International Women's Day yesterday with Asian Football Confederation's Women's Football Day, which brought pros and girls teams together with grassroots events all over the continent.
Zeyar Shwe Myay
Nay Pyi Taw FC
United of Thanlyin