Fifa president opens football academy

Gianni Infantino cuts the ribbon to open the Myanmar Football Academy. (Photo-Nyi Nyi Soe Nyunt)

The Myanmar National Football Academy in Thuwunna, Yangon, was opened on February 17 when Gianni Infantino, the president of Fifa, cut the ribbon

Also present were Dr Myint Htwe, the minister for health and sport, Phyo Min Thein, Yangon chief minister, Aung Ko Win, the patron of the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF), Zaw Zaw, the MFF president, and Asian footballing bosses. 

Infantino also unveiled a stone plaque to mark the opening of the football academy

Myint Htwe and Zaw Zaw made speeches and presented national football shirts to the Fifa president. 

“I am proud that Myanmar was able to open a football academy to play a leading role in the emergence of young players,” Infantino said.

Infantino visited Shwedagon Pagoda and donated cash.

Translated by Win Htut