26 Nov 2017
(Yangon, 25November 2017) –A Contract was signed today between the Myanmar National League (MNL) and Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) at a special ceremony held at Novotel Hotel Max Yangon to form a strategic partnership to boost the development and support new generation for youth football in the country.
Collaborating with the MNL, the country’s main organizer of football competitions including the popular top flight MNL I and MNL II leagues, General Aung San Shield tournament as well as youth level competitions for various age groups, the three-year partnership running from 2018 to 2020 signals MPT’s commitment to promote the long-term growth of the “beautiful game” and encourage a healthy lifestyle amongst Myanmar’s children and youth.
Through Myanmar’s leading telecommunications operator’s support for the MNL, both organizations aim to increase involvement at all age groups through football activities including various MPT Grassroots events for children aged between six and twelve as well as U14 and university student-level tournaments.
“I would like to express again my sincere thanks & deepest appreciation to our new Partner MPT for their strong supports. I also hope that we can make together not only for Myanmar Football Development and high achievement of our Partner’s brand awareness but also for Regional and Community Development. I also trust that we can build-up our value through the football and I do believe that we can extend and working together as long term partnership relations’” said President U Zaw Zaw of Myanmar Football Federation who is also Chairman of Myanmar National League.
“MPT is excited for the partnership with the Myanmar National League. Football is the number one sport in the country which is enjoyed by youth from all walks of life. In line with our promise to move Myanmar forward, we are dedicating our resources to ensure that our future generation are given ample opportunities in the area of player development and highlight the importance of a healthy lifestyle through football. Together with the MNL, we look forward to supporting the country’s youth academies and best young players to realize their immense individual athletic potential.” said Mr. Toshitake Amamiya, Chief Executive Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.
The partnership signed today formalized the relationship between MPT and the MNL. The agreement provides a platform for the respective organizations to leverage their synergies, jointly organizing competitions and soon rollout highly-anticipated initiatives to drive participation of children and youth in football which will be announced in the upcoming months.