Myanmar women’s football team whittled down to final squad for SEA Games

Writer: 
EMG reporter
The Myanmar women’s team with their coach. (Photo-Nyi Nyi Soe Nyunt)

Officials of the Myanmar women’s football team have made the final squad selection for the 2017 SEA Games, said the team’s administrator Myat Myat Oo.

Three players have been cut from the original group of 23 players.

The women’s team have been conducting their training in Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw and  will arrive Yangon on August 10. In the final cut are veteran players like Than Than Htwe and San San Maw. The former had retired from playing in 2015 due to an ankle injury but she showed her form in the women’s league matches, prompting coach Rojer to call on her again.

The Myanmar team visited Japan for two weeks and played four matches, but managed only one win.

But the coach said he was satisfied with the result because Myanmar had taken on a superior team. “The team knew how to play in a defending style and how to get goals,” the coach said. He said he hoped that Myanmar will do their  best in the coming SEA Games.