A coaching team led by Jean Ronny Johnsen, a former defender with famous English club Manchester United, gave basic football training to young Myanmar footballers on Thursday.
Johnsen’s coaching team taught basic football techniques to more than 30 players from under-12 and under-14 teams on the first day of a training programme at the National Football Academy sponsored by Manda Fermentation.
After, the coaches gave commemorative emblems to the players.
They were due to continue training the young local players on Friday morning and evening.
The Myanmar national football team will play India in the first leg of the third round of the Asian Cup Qualifiers for 2019 in March.
The AFC will hold all the first legs of the third round of AFC Cup Qualifiers on a single day.
The 24 teams were divided into six groups of four teams, and are due to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The top two teams of each group will qualify for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, where they are joined by the 12 teams which qualified directly from the second round.
Kachin ethnic Aung La N Sang, one of the best MMA fighters in the world, arrived in Yangon on March 25 and has planned to conduct an auction for a charity in Yangon and then make a visit to Kachin State, his place of birth.
Personal goods including sportswear used in MMA tournaments and the gold medal he won in North American Grappling Association Tournament will be put up for sale by auction. All the proceeds received from putting up the auction will be donated to the volunteer organizations who lend a hand to the IDPs at the refugee camps in Kachin State.