One lucky miscued strike from Bengaluru captain Sunil Chhetri has left Ayeyawady United’s chances of progressing beyond the group stages of this year’s AFC Cup forlorn, or so coach Kyaw Lwin believes.
Back in January when Aung La Nsang returned to his homeland for the first time in nearly 13 years he was at told at Yangon International Airport that his luggage had been misplaced. That is the only thing the mixed martial arts fighter known as the “Burmese Python” intends to lose in Myanmar.
While the nation is primed for the return to the ring of Myanmar's own Aung La Nsang, there are quite a few other fighters preparing to make their names known at Thuwanna Stadium this weekend. Meet some of the other fighters – formidable and up-and-coming stars – to keep an eye on at One Championship's Union of Warriors.
When ONE Championship first came to Myanmar in July 2015 its arrival was arguably the largest single-sport event to have landed in the Golden Land and marked another step in the nation’s engagement with the international community
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.
Zeyar Shwe Myay
Nay Pyi Taw FC
United of Thanlyin