IN yesterday’s semifinal match of
the AFF (ASEAN Football Federation)
U-19 Championship 2018,
the Myanmar team successfully
advanced to the final of the tournament
by defeating defending
champion Thailand by a score
of 1-0 at Gelora Delta Stadium
in East Java, Indonesia. The important
win for Myanmar was
decided by the goal scored by the
young striker Win Naing Tun at
the 87-minute mark. Myanmar
will play Malaysia in the final.
Malaysia beat Indonesia in yesterday’s
other semifinal match by
a score of 3-2. The match had to
be decided by a penalty shootout.
The coach of Myanmar’s team said yesterday’s victory was a team effort. “My boys can play very well, free from defect or error.
I really thank all the players who brought a win result. The victory actually shows the unity of the team’s coaches, authorities and footballers. Whatever opponent in the final that we will meet, we will try our best to win the trophy of the tourney”, said Myo Hlaing Win, head coach of the Myanmar U-19 national boys’ football team.