MPT MNL Season to Kick Off in Monywa for 2018

09 Jan 2018

(Yangon, 9 January 2018) The first match in a partnership between the Myanmar National League (MNL) and MPT will soon occur, returning the excitement of National League Football to Myanmar for 2018. Happening on 11 January at Monywa Stadium, Sagaing United will play against Rakhine United for the first MNL I match of the season, broadcast live on TV.

Now in its first full year of operations, the agreement with MNL 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. 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. MPT hopes to develop football skills of Myanmar youth to further the performance of the country at an international level.

MPT MNL is happy to announce the first round of matches in 2018, beginning on 11 January at Monywa Stadium. 12 teams are competing for top honors in MNL I, with the return this year of the rivalry between fan favourites Shan United and Yangon United.

This week, the following matches are scheduled:

 No.  Date  Team  Location Time
 1. 11-01-2018  Sagaing United Vs Rakhine United  Monywa Stadium  3:30 PM (Live)
 2.  12-01-2018  Zwekapin United Vs Shan United  Thuwunna Stadium  4:00 PM (Live)
 3.  13-01-2018  Myawaddy FC Vs Magway FC  Aung San Stadium  4:00 PM(Live)
 4.  14-01-2018  Hantharwaddy United Vs Yangon
 Bago Stadium  3:30 PM (Live)
 5.  15-01-2018  Southern Myanmar battles Vs GFA  Mawlamyaing
 4:00 PM
 6.  15-01-2018  Yadanarbon FC Vs Ayeyawady
 4:00 PM

“We are excited to kick off the MNL season together with football fans around the country. With highest performing teams competing for top honors in MNL I this year, it is sure to be a cracking success. As the first and leading carrier in the country, we are proud to be supporting the
development of football, particularly amongst the youth of the nation. MNL’s strong efforts in the growth of youth football in Myanmar, and MPT’s countrywide brand recognition synergise well to provide great outcomes for all football fans nationwide,” said Mr.Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Officer for MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.

“Local Myanmar football is back for another year! MNL is passionate about football, and it is great to be working with MPT to make this year a thrilling success for the players, the league and the fans around the country. We hope to achieve another year of great attendance at MNL I and MNL II matches, and we encourage everyone come to a match this season. It’s fun and enjoyable for the whole family,” said U Soe Moe Kyaw, CEO of the Myanmar National League.