Yangon United’s striker Kyaw Ko Ko to undergo drug test within days

Nyi Nyi Soe Nyunt
Striker Kyaw Ko Ko makes an attempt to get a ball in the friendly match against Thailand. (Photo-Nyi Nyi Soe Nyunt)

Kyaw Ko Ko, the star striker from Yangon United FC that is one of powerhouse teams in Myanmar National League, will undergo a drug test within days after seeking the agreement with Chiangrai United, one of the top clubs in Thailand League 1.

The officials of Yangon United FC discussed with those from Chiangrai United over the transfer of Yangon United’s striker and reached the agreement.

Chiangrai United will offer Kyaw Ko Ko US$7,000 per month. Moreover, the Thai football club will also offer a house and a car as facilities during his stay. Yangon United will loan its striker to Chiangrai United for one season. He will leave for Thailand to undergo a drug test at the last week of this month.

If Kyaw Ko Ko passes the drug test, Chiangrai United will finalize the signing contract. He will join Chiangrai United during January.

“The officials of Yangon United and those from Chiangrai United held discussions on the transfer of Kyaw Ko Ko and reached the agreement. He will be loaned for a season. He will enjoy other allowances and bonuses in addition to his salary. If he passes the drug test, the final signing will come true,” an official of Yangon United FC said.

Under the terms and conditions of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), Thai football clubs must add an Asean player to them and are feeling interested in calling Myanmar’s players. Kyaw Ko Ko will become the second player to external football clubs after Aung Thu who was called from Police Tero FC formerly known as BEC Tero.

Chiangrai United Football Club is a Thai professional football club based in Chiang Rai Province, a city located in the very northern part of Thailand. The club currently plays in Thai League 1 and it stood at the fourth ranking in Thai League 1. It currently appears in the second round of pre-qualifier of Asian Champion League.

Translated by Win Htut