MFF to extend Velizar Popov’s contract till Viet Nam SEA Games

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Myanmar U-23 head coach Velizar Popov. Photo: Myanmar Football Federation

Myanmar Football Federation will extend the contract of the Myanmar U-23 head coach Velizar Popov till the 2021 South East Asian (SEA) Games of Viet Nam, according to the football authorities.
The MFF Secretary General U Ko Ko Thein said that the agreement of his contract extension was reached till the end of 2021 SEA Games.
“We reached an agreement last week to renew his contract with Mr Popov. He agreed to extend the contract with the U23 Myanmar until the end of the 2021 SEA Games in Viet Nam. We are also planning to sign a contract with Mr Popov soon, ” U Ko Ko Thein said.
Velizar Popov is an experienced head coach and a UEFA Pro licence holder and currently he has been handling the Myanmar U23 men’s national football team since 2019.
He assisted team Myanmar to win bronze medal in 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines.
Myanmar U23 men’s football team have secured the men’s football bronze medal in the Philippines SEA Games in 2019 after beating Cambodia team 5-4 via penalty shootouts following a 2-2 draw at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in the third place match.
In the AFC Qualifiers, Popov also guided team Myanmar to secure biggest win ever in the history of the U-23 National Team against Timor Leste by 7-0.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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