Yadanarbon FC Began Training for Toyota Mekong Club Championship
Yadanarbon FC, the champion of Myanmar National League 2016, who will be participating in Toyota Mekong Club Championship 2016 began their training on 11th November. Rene Desaeyere, Yadanarbon FC’s head coach, joined in with the team, one week after the start of the training.
However, many of their players are still busy as they are participating in Myanmar national football team and Myanmar U-22 football team . So Yadanarbon FC had to start their training programs only with a few players. Six players from Yadanarbon FC are playing in the Myanmar national football team and nine players are playing in Myanmar U-22 Football Team. Team Manager, U Aung Kyaw Moe said that they have planned their training programs with 15 local players and 4 foreign players from Japan, Nigeria and Ivory Coast who are undergoing their performance testing.
As for the elite players participating in Toyota Mekong Club Championship, U Aung Kyaw Moe added, “Whether the players from Myanmar national football team will be available to play in the squad, is still uncertain. But the head coach and officials from Myanmar Football Federation are trying to come to an agreement so that the U-22 players will be able to take part”.
Meanwhile, Yadanarbon FC has made some changes to strengthen their squad. They have discharged four of their players, Ye Win Aung, Nyi Nyi Lwin, Tun Nyein and Win Htay Kyaw, and have brought in Ko Ko Hein from Zwekapin United FC and Myo Zaw Oo from Rakhine United FC. They have also signed some foreign players.
In order to have enough preparation for the upcoming Toyota Mekong Club Championship, Yadanarbon FC played a practice match against Myanmar National U-22 Team on 30th November which ended in a 2-2 draw. They are planning to play a few more practice matches against Myanmar National League football clubs.
In the TMCC Round 1, Yadanarbon FC will be playing against SHB Da Nang FC in an away match at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam on 23rd December at 6:00 pm. They will play their second match against Lanexang United FC from Laos, which will be at Mandalar Thiri stadium in Mandalay, Myanmar on 27th December at 6:00 pm.