24 May 2018
The Myanmar Football Federation on Wednesday held a press conference on the appointment of 3 Japanese coaches to football academies.
The main purpose of the appointment of the coaches from the Japanese Football Association is to hand down techniques from the Japanese Football Academy curriculum to a new generation of Myanmar footballers.
The new coaches will support the training to young players at the football academies
CEO, Myanmar Football Federation, Phone Naing Zaw said “We are now providing training to Under 11 footballers in order not to lack of our new generation and we are targeting to reach our ambition. We are trying to build youth development path way by holding the national level football matches. And it could help to nurture new generation athletes to support strongly to our National team.”
The coaches were appointed with the facilitation of the MFF and Japan Foundation.
They will provide not only football training but also coaching training to improve the standard the new generation athletes.
Deputy Director, Japan Football Association, Matsunaga Takashi said "Just only training is boring and it is very difficult to improve so always training and matches have to continue this circle. And then, the next thing is the coach and you have to the level of the coach and the quality of the coaches and also an increase a number of coaches. So, I would say two things are very key to the development of football in Myanmar. One is the games environment for teenagers and the second is coach education that we think…”
At present, 150 teenagers’ football players have been training in Yangon, Mandalay and Pathein football academies under the MFF.