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Football Sport Development: J. League Soccer Clinic Opens In Yangon

13 October 2017

The opening ceremony of J. League Soccer Clinic kicked off at Myanmar National Football Academy’s artificial turf in Yangon on Thursday.

It is jointly organized by Myanmar Football Federation, J-league club and Cerezo Osaka FC.

The event intends to develop the football skill and exchange the football playing technique. It also aims to  emerge the new generation talented youth footballers in Myanmar. 

Trainer, The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Kensuke Kamata said " Myanmar football federation try to improve and I wish we can be a part of it and make good friendship together so that my opinion that Myanmar football possibility great, potential. And great leader. So, I think that very good few year in the future for Myanmar football…....”

J. League is conducting to promote sport in ASEAN countries and plan to contribute more to raise a football standard in Myanmar.

General Manager, J. League, Takeyuki Oya said " Myanmar football very rapidly growing. Now, you are becoming second class in Asean countries after Thailand and Vietnam. So, it very rapid growth and I guess and hope you will be the first champion in Asean countries. I think that not a dream and it more realistic target and you can achieve...."

The young footballers are very glad to participate in the soccer clinic and also welcome to Vice Minister of Ministry of Sport from Japan for the support of very strong training methods.

Captain, Sport and Physical Education Institute football team, Moe Zaw said “This soccer clinic is very interested and I have learned Japanese football technique and strategy. They trained well to us in order to do more interest. I am very pleased to train here.”

Over 100 youth footballers joined in this soccer clinics program which runs 5th times in 4 days.