The birthday of the prominent monk Sayadaw Win Sein – who died last April – is being commemorated with the country’s largest lethwei – Myanmar’s traditional form of kickboxing – event in Mudon, Mon State. The event began on February 2 and concludes tonight.
The colourful trousers of Myo Win Aung will stand on the 1st tee of Royal Mingalardon Golf and Country Club and get the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open under way with a swing of his club at 6:40am.
Last week I spoke about refusing to give in to circumstance and overcoming the situation in front of you. In my case the circumstance was the freak snowstorm that hit the eastern coast of the United States.
Yangon’s players delivered the kind of performance their football has lacked so far this season, but still succumbed firstly to a bout of indiscipline that delivered two last-minute red cards and a 3-2 extra-time loss to Thailand’s Chonburi FC in the Asian Champions League.
The “Chelsea of Myanmar” is how one fan responded on Facebook to Yangon United’s predicament at the weekend after they fell 3-2 to fellow early-season strugglers and contenders for that nickname Ayeyawady United.
Kler Heh, the Karen refugee, made his senior debut yesterday when he set foot on the turf at Dumbarton Football Stadium for the home side as a late substitute in their 1-0 Scottish Championship (second tier) win over Livingston.
Zeyar Shwe Myay
Nay Pyi Taw FC
United of Thanlyin