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The National Finals of The MPT University Tournament 2018

21 Aug 2018

(Yangon, 21th August 2018) The opening ceremony of National Level Championship Matches of MPT University Tournament 2018 was held at the University Football Stadium on 20th August. Two men’s and women’s teams from Upper Myanmar and two from Lower Myanmar will be competing against each other starting from this week. This year’s tournament will reach a climax on August 27th when the finals will be staged at the University Football Stadium in Yangon.

MPT University Tournament 2018 was launched in February. The tournament is a part of a three-year partnership between MPT and MNL, which aims to accelerate the development of the new generation of Myanmar football players. It is also part of ongoing MPT’s strategy to support grassroots football, which consist youth leagues, coach training, and advancing football facilities.

Mr. Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Officer for MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said, “We are happy to kick-off the National Level Championship Matches of MPT University Tournament 2018. This year, men’s and women’s teams from Upper and Lower Myanmar University Zones were competing fiercely for a place in the finals. But we also believe that the tournament helped to encourage the development of young, talented players able to participate in the upcoming 2018 ASEAN University Games. I would like to express my gratitude to MNL and the Ministry of Education for their constant support of the tournament.”

“This is the second step of our MNL and MPT collaboration to promote the development of Myanmar football industry. Previously, we have seen the talented young players in Upper and Lower Myanmar MPT University Football Tournament 2018 matches and we hope to see them in the final matches too. We also grateful to MPT for their intense support. Back to the Golden Ages, traditionally, university tournaments foster the aptitude of young players for Myanmar Football industry. Similarly, we hope this tournament could raise great players who can represent Myanmar University Champion Team and participate in upcoming ASEAN University Games”, said U Soe Moe Kyaw, CEO of Myanmar National League.

“I am a strong believer in the benefits of football participation, and I applaud MPT and MNL for their contributions to the game we all love. Their cooperation is to set an important role in helping to widen football participation amongst schoolchildren nationwide. It will also help to encourage a healthy lifestyle amongst the youth, because our aim is to see young footballers realize their full potential both on and off the field”, added Dr. Than Than Win, Deputy Director General, Department of Higher Education, Yangon Office, Ministry of Education.

Backed by the Ministry of Education, MPT is organizing University Tournament to produce qualified players for the Myanmar championship team. Regional champions have been crowned after months of competitions in regional legs. Now, the top teams from both regions will face each other for national-level honours. The tournament also aims to foster football talents in preparation for the upcoming ASEAN University Games, which Myanmar is hosting this year.

The National Level Championship Matches of MPT University Tournament 2018 will run as follows:

MPT – University Tournament 2018
Fixture (Men’s)

NoDateHomeVsAwayVenueTime
120.8.2018Lower University (A)VsUpper University

(B)

University08:00
220.8.2018Upper University

(A)

VsLower University (B)University16:00
Rest Day
322.8.2018Upper University

(A)

VsUpper University

(B)

 

University

08:00
422.8.2018Lower University (A)VsLower University (B) 

University

15:30
Rest Day
524.8.2018Upper University

(B)

VsLower University (B)M3*15:30
624.8.2018Upper University

(A)

VsLower University (A)University15:30
Rest Day
Final Match
727.8.2018Group (1st) TeamVsGroup (2nd) TeamUniversity15:00

 

MPT – University Tournaments 2018
Fixture (Women’s)

NoDateHomeVsAwayVenueTime
121.8.2018Upper University (A)VsUpper University

(B)

M308:00
221.8.2018Lower University

(A)

VsLower University (B)M315:30
Rest Day
323.8.2018Upper University

(B)

VsLower University

(A)

 

M3

08:00
423.8.2018Upper University (A)VsLower University (B) 

M3

15:30
Rest Day
525.8.2018Lower University

(A)

VsUpper University (A)M315:30
625.8.2018Lower University

(B)

VsUpper University (B)University15:30
Rest Day
Final Match
727.8.2018Group (1st) TeamVsGroup (2nd) TeamUniversity 08:00