Myanmar sees win at Asian qualifier within reach: Head coach

Chit Naing, Head Coach of Myanmar U-19 national football team (Photo Nyi Nyi Soe Nyunt)
YANGON - Myanmar will be effectively striving to compete in the Asian U-19 qualifier for 2018 to be held in Cambodia on November 4, says Chit Naing, a head coach of Myanmar U-19 national football team.
 
Myanmar will play along with China, Philippines and Cambodia in Group-G, which will be held from November 4 to 8.
 
“We had a chance of practicing for nearly one month for the Asian qualifier. During the practice period, we played two friendly matches against domestic teams and three matches against international,” said coach Chit Naing.
 
“Although we lost the friendly matches in Japan, we got good experience. The friendly matches were a test of our Myanmar football players. Since the team was formed, they [U-19] played with local teams. And then, they played a friendly game against an international team as they got close to the qualifier,” said Chit Naing.
 
“I am satisfied with my players’ abilities. Although my players have some weak points, I think I can prepare them in time for the qualifier. In the qualifying match, Myanmar will mainly compete with China. But, we need to get high scores in the matches against Cambodia and the Philippines. We are going to strive to win the qualifier,” he said.
 
Myanmar players practiced their ability in Osaka, Japan, from October 11 to 20, and they played friendly matches against Japanese clubs but they lost.
 
U-19 will meet the Philippines on October 24 as an opening match of group-G.