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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Zeyar Shwe Myay
Nay Pyi Taw FC
United of Thanlyin