Road to Japan football programme for youths starts in Yangon

Youths participating in the “Road to Japan” football event in Yangon with their hope of Japan tour.  Photo:MFF
Youths participating in the “Road to Japan” football event in Yangon with their hope of Japan tour.  Photo:MFF

With the aim of arising new youth footballers in Myanmar, the Myanmar Football Federation and Myanmar National League jointly began a football programme starting from yesterday on the artificial turf of Myanmar National Football Academy in Yangon yesterday morning.
The programme includes selecting new youth players from 75 footballers who have been preliminarily selected from MPT U-14 Football Tournament 2019 and MFF 100Plus Cup States and Regions U-14 (Boy’s) Football Tournament and they will be grouped into five teams – Teams A, B, C, D and E.
The youth player selection will be ongoing till 10 January and twenty-five best players will be selected from the football programme and they will be sent to Japan on a football tour, according to the Myanmar Football Federation.
The youth football tour to Japan will include joint training programmes, friendly matches, and watching Japanese League football matches, according to the Myanmar National League.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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