Myanmar capable of better football

AFC Director of Competitions Tokuaki Suzuki is convinced that Myanmar has the necessary facilities to upgrade to a higher-tiered AFC Cup.

Football News: Myanmar

Clubs from the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) are currently competing in the AFC President's Cup, the third-tier continental club competition in Asia.

Myanmarese side Yadanarbon FC are reigning champions for both the Myanmar National League and the AFC President's Cup. The Yangon-based club is currently in the final stage of this year's edition of the cup. 

Their stellar performance is part of the reason the MFF are asking to be upgraded to the higher-tiered AFC Cup.

Suzuki led a delegation to inspect the stadium and facilities of the South East Asian nation from 5th to 9th August and is convinced that they have the potential to have their AFC Cup ambition granted, pending a few upgrades.

Speaking at a press conference following the inspection, he said: "Myanmar have huge potential to upgrade themselves to the second-tier AFC Cup clubs competition but they still need to follow up on several matters such as media facilities and stadium floodlights installation by the deadline of October 14.

"The final deadline for MFF to submit documents and photographs of the stadiums is (also) October 14 and AFC will decide on Myanmar's qualification for the AFC Cup on November 23 (at the AFC Executive Committee meeting)."

Suzuki has also promised help to the MFF to meet their target before the deadline. 

He added: "AFC will work with the federation very closely and make our best efforts to assist the development of football in Myanmar."



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