Myanmar star footballer’s transfer to Police Tero reaches agreement

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EMG reporter
Aung Thu, a Myanmar star striker, penetrates into Thailand’s side in the semifinal match in the 2016 Suzuki Cup. (Photo-Nyi Nyi Soe Nyunt)

The transfer of Myanmar’s star footballer Aung Thu to Police Tero, one of the top clubs of Thailand’s Premier League for the 2018 season has reached a final agreement, a source of Myanmar national league team said.

 Brian L. Marcar, the boss of Police Tero, met with Dr Sai Sam Tun, the boss of Yadanabon FC, the powerhouse team in Myanmar national league in Yangon on November 21 and they negotiated the transfer of Yandanarbon FC’s striker. They finalized the final agreement on the transfer of the striker of Myanmar national team.

Brian L. Marcar cordially met with Aung Thu and his family members in the afternoon on the same day and transfer negotiation continued. Aung Thu will go to Thailand for signing with Police Tero on November 30. Detailed points have not been released yet.

The Yadanarbon FC planned to loan Aung Thu to Police Tero on the basis of one-year contract with the aim of enabling the player to face more progress in his football tactics and strategies. When the player finalizes his signing final agreement, a detailed official announcement will be likely to be available.

Aung Thu is going to appear in the upcoming football season of Thailand League T1. Police Tero will be responsible for expense of stay and travel in addition to the salary.

Aung Thu came from Myanmar U-19 and he showed his superb football talents in Asian U-19 Championship in 2014, U-20 World Cup in 2015, and ASEAN Suzuki Cup in 2016. Therefore, Aung Thu has become the focus of foreign football clubs’ attention. He will be an action out of the country for the first time.

Myanmar’s professional football system has started introducing in 2009. Later 2009, some Myanmar footballers played for foreign football clubs. Aung Thu will become the first Myanmar’s professional footballer for Police Tero, a top club of Thailand’s Premier League.

Kaung Set Naing, Shine Thura, Zaw Lin, Lar Kyel O Lwe and Sithu Than formerly played in Thailand’s second and third divisions. Kyaw Zeyar Win, Nanda Lin Kyaw Chit and Aung Kyaw Naing played for Balestier Khalsa Football Club in Singapore in 2017.  

Police Tero FC, formerly known as BEC-Tero Sasana Football Club, is a Thai professional football club based in Bangkok. The club finished runners-up in the inaugural AFC Champions League competition in 2003. The club merged with Police United in season 2017 and changed the name to Police Tero Football Club starting in the 2018 football season due to AFC’s club licensing policy.

Translated by Win Htut