Fixtures for ASEAN youth tourneys confirmed

The dates of the ASEAN U-19 Championship and ASEAN U-16 Championship, in which Myanmar teams will compete, have been confirmed.


Indonesia will host both of these tournaments, and the ASEAN U-16 Championship will be held from 21 June to 4 July. The ASEAN U-19 Cham­pionship will be held from 17 to 31 July, the ASEAN Football Federation confirmed.


The two competitions were scheduled to be held ear­lier than the current date but were postponed. The ASEAN Football Federation will soon have the group draw for these two tournaments.


U Aung Naing is handling the Myanmar U-19 team as the head coach, and more than 30 preliminary players are training in the camp. The Myanmar U-19 team has been preparing for international competitions since the begin­ning of this year and played warm-up matches against local clubs in March.


As for the Myanmar U-16 national team, the head coach is Mitami Chiyu from Japan, and the preliminary roster will be confirmed soon. Both the Myanmar U-16 and U-19 na­tional teams will also compete in the Asian Cup qualifiers this year in addition to the ASEAN tournament. — Ko Nyi Lay/ KZL