(Yangon, 28th November 2019) – The final matches of MPT University Football Tournament 2019, National Level Championship took place on 27th November at the Mandalar Thiri Football Stadium in Mandalay. Upper Myanmar (A) from men category and Lower Myanmar (A) from women category became the champions of the year 2019.
This tournament was kicked off on 11th October through 22nd November this year where zonal matches were held at the Padonmar and Universities football fields for Yangon and Mandalar Thiri and University football fields for Mandalay respectively. Afterwards, 2 teams each from both Men and Women category for upper and lower Myanmar were selected for the National Level Competition which have been taking place starting from 21st November 2019 at Mandalar Thiri Football Stadium in Mandalay.
The winning teams are awarded over 20 categories of trophies and price money worth of over 6 Million MMK. Moreover, the football talents from those winning teams will get a chance to be part a role in the upcoming ASEAN University Games, which hold bi-annually.
This tournament is part of a three-year partnership between MPT and MNL, which aims to accelerate the development of the new generation of Myanmar football players and to promote the healthy lifestyle among youths.
Football is not only worldwide most loved sport but also the most favorite sport in Myanmar, and people are hungry to see the victory of Myanmar. As the local and incumbent operator with dedication to the improvement of sports and health among Myanmar youth, MPT is supporting for the development of football sector by bringing football scenes in Myanmar such as Grassroots Football Festivals, U-14 Football Tournaments and MPT University Football Tournaments nationwide in partnership with MNL and MFF. MPT is also supporting MNL, the professional leagues to nurture the professional players alongside with international level playground.
MPT produced the basic football skills drill and exercises video in 2018 with the professional couches and youth players from national football academy to promote the basic football skills among the youths nationwide and these videos can be accessed through MPT’s Lotaya page of https://lotaya.mpt.com.mm/service/mnl/training_video without incurring any data charges using MPT mobile network.
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