(Yangon, 10th October 2019) – Following the tremendous success of last year tournament, MPT with MFF, MNL and Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education are all set to announce the upper Myanmar matches of MPT- University Football Tournament 2019 in ushering the Centenary of University of Yangon with 11 men and women teams competing for the Upper Myanmar championship trophy.
MPT is committed to promote “the beautiful game” at the grassroots level and this collaboration between MPT, MFF, MNL and Ministry of Education will encourage the new generation of football stars to compete and showcase their skills while promoting the importance of healthy lifestyle, sportsmanship and friendship among university students.
The tournament kicks off on October 11 through November 22 for both Upper and Lower Myanmar zones and games will be held at the Padonmar and Universities football fields for Yangon and Mandalar Thiri and Universities football fields for Mandalay respectively. This tournament includes the teams separated into 6 Tournament Zones for Upper Myanmar with 6 men and 5 women teams and 9 Tournament Zones for Lower Myanmar with 9 men and 9 women teams competing for the trophy.
“MPT works closely with football authorities, MNL and Education Departments to support and invest in the development of the football sports among youths in Myanmar. I sincerely believe that the University Football Tournament represents all that is good in football with joy, passion, and unity that the game can bring,” said U Myint Thein Htun, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.
“This tournament perfectly fits into our mission of spreading the benefits of football to more people in Myanmar. Moreover, it helps to improve how we identify talents, and how we nurture them within our teams. I have no doubt that this tournament will help create a stronger Myanmar national team in the future,” said U Soe Moe Kyaw, Chief Executive Officer of the Myanmar National League.
The MPT- University Football Tournament is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating and promoting youth football. It unites students of all backgrounds from across Myanmar in a truly national tournament. It is also a great way to promote physical activity among the youths,” said Dr. Nay Win Oo, Deputy Director General for Higher Education Department (Yangon), Ministry of Education.