Premier League champion Leicester City visits Shwedagon Pagoda

The Leicester City football club, the English Premier League champion for the 2015-16 football season, visited Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon yesterday.

The team arrived in Yangon on the evening of May 22 after taking their end of season tour to Thailand. Leicester City is owned by Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

At Yangon International Airport, the British ambassador to Myanmar and embassy staff greeted the league title holders. The team met young players who took a premier skills course sponsored by the British embassy in Myanmar and posed for a photo together five young Myanmar players. Myanmar football fans gave the Foxes an enthusiastic welcome when they arrived at the airport.

Upon their arrival at Shwedagon Pagoda, the victorious Foxes circled the pagoda in a counter-clockwise direction and wished for success on the pagoda platform.

Renowned players Jamie Vardy, Danny Drinkwater and N'Golo Kante were not among the visiting players at the pagoda.  After paying homage to the Shwedagon Paogda, the Foxes left Yangon by air at 8pm.