MPT-MNL 2019 Season Commences with Exciting Matches and Fun Activities Scheduled for Myanmar Football Fans

17 Jan 2019

(Yangon, 17th January 2019) Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, MPT in partnership with the Myanmar National League (MNL), is proud to welcome the return of the highly-anticipated local football season, with tournaments featuring all the top-flight and youth teams returning again in their search for glory.

MPT, which signed a three-year strategic partnership to support Myanmar’s football last season, is also excited to announce that it will be organizing even more special occasions for fans nationwide, with developmental workshops, meet-ups, pre-match events, match day engagements featuring famous footballers and popular celebrities scheduled throughout the new season.

Starting from 2018, MPT has been collaborating with the MNL as part of its commitment to developing the quality of Myanmar’s football through tournaments and youth-focused activities encompassing various youth competitions at different age groups, including university-level events and grassroots matches for children ages between six to twelve. For 2019, the organizers and partners are planning to make it even bigger and better, with further excitement in store for the teams and their fans alike.


Mr. Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said, “The new MPT-MNL 2019 season beckons with yet another year of amazing football ahead for fans nationwide. Building on a stellar 2018 alongside the MNL, MPT as major partner is once again proud to be supporting football in Myanmar through tournaments including the top-fight MNL-1 and MNL-2 leagues as well as carrying out youth football tournaments including grassroots-level competitions for promising young talents in the country. This year, we are pleased to also announce that we will expand our fan-engagement activities with added fun match day entertainment and celebrity performances, fan-player meetups and much more at venues and stadiums. Good luck to all the competing teams at all levels and we hope that the fans enjoy a memorable season ahead!”


U Soe Moe Kyaw, Chief Executive Officer of Myanmar National League said, “We are honoured to be organizing the upcoming calendar of football tournaments and activities in partnership with MPT, which participation has been instrumental in furthering several initiatives especially for youth development. We welcome all football fans in Myanmar to come and cheer their teams on and show their passion for the players this year. Your support will encourage the growth of football in Myanmar and we are excited to see more people at the stadiums and activities this season.”


The upcoming MNL-1 matches which are scheduled to happen on 19th and 20th January will take place at Yangon, Mandalay, Monywa and Sittwe respectively. A total of 12 local teams will compete against each other to win the points to become the champion of this year. There will be a “fan engagement” event at Mandalay on 19th and Monywar on 20th before the football matches where Myanmar’s famous celebrities, Nay Min and Shin Yoon Myat will participate in fan activities such as distributing the match flyers and meet up events. For selected fixtures this season, pre-match fan meetings will also be organized with celebrities who will be in attendance for the games.

For more information, please call 106 or visit www.mpt.com.mm or visit MPT’s official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage or MNL’s official Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/theMPTMNL/ for more updated information about the matches.