The Myanmar cycling Federation looks to revive the team's fortunes after posting a meagre medal count at the Myanmar-hosted 2013 SEA Games. Douglas Long has more from the training camp in Nay Pyi Taw.
Before the sun clears the horizon, the temperature is already climbing. Soon it will be high enough to induce perspiration with even the slightest of movements. On the road with Myanmar's 10 elite cyclists as they train for the Singapore SEA Games.
Yan Naing Oo gave the United States a scare in Myanmar’s opening game of the FIFA U20 World Cup in Whangarei, New Zealand on May 20, but the Young White Angels were unable to hold on to their 9th-minute lead and eventually succumbed 2-1.
Ayeyawady United added their name to the Myanmar sides that failed to advance beyond the AFC Cup Round of 16 on May 27 when they collapsed 5-0 to Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim.
On May 30 at 4pm local time in Whangerai, New Zealand, Nanda Kyaw, 18, will have the honour of leading his side out to face the United States as the captain of the first team from Myanmar to play at a football World Cup in any age group.
Nay Pyi Taw FC
Zeyar Shwe Myay
Manaw Myay FC