Published on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 18:40
The Myanmar national football team will play a friendly match against Cameroon in Yangon on November 14 as part of its preparation for the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup.
The match will be held at Thuwunna Stadium.
The schedule was finalised following receipt of consent from the African giant, nicknamed “The Indomitable Lions”.
After the Myanmar team confirmed a berth in the AFF Suzuki Cup, a biennial Asean football competition, finishing top in the qualifying round in Yangon earlier this month, the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) invited Asian giants China, India, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Turkmenistan to play a friendly match against the national squad.
China informed the MFF about its inability to send its team to Yangon. With no confirmation from the rest other countries, the MFF later approached Cameroon to play a friendly match in Yangon.
Ranked 71st on world football governing body Fifa’s ranking, Cameroon is now taking part in African zone qualifying round of Fifa World Cup 2014.
Meanwhile, Malaysia and Thailand are jointly hosting the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup. Split in two groups, eight teams will compete for the title.
Along with Laos, Myanmar will have to play against Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines in the group-A. Myanmar will take Vietnam in the inaugural match at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok on November 24. The other teams of the group are Thailand and the Philippines.