Press Release

Two Myanmar Sports idols, Aung La N Sang and Kyaw Zin Phyo play friendly futsal match to motivate young athletes

10 August, 2018 - Yangon

  • More than 700 trainees at the Institute of Sports and Physical Education in Yangon gathered to meet two sports idols
  • Both openly share their champion journey and tips on their physical and mental coping mechanism to the trainees

More than 700 young athletes gathered at the Institute of Sports and Physical Education in Yangon yesterday as ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion Aung La N Sang (The Burmese Python) and Goalkeeper of Myanmar National Football team, Kyaw Zin Phyo, played a friendly futsal match together with trainees from the institute.

The event started with the opening speech from U Soe Aung, Head of the Institute of Sports and Physical Education. Before the futsal match was started, a panel between Aung La N Sang and Kyaw Zin Phyo was held where two Myanmar sports heroes talked about their journeys towards champion stage and how they had overcome the challenges. The students and teachers of the institute showed great interest with their discussion in the panel. Moreover, both athletes openly answered the questions raised from the students and advised them how to endure the challenges in their lives.

“To become the greatest warrior in the ring is one of my biggest dreams. After overcoming a great deal of challenges, now I have become the world champion. I want every Myanmar youths to know that it is not easy to become one of the bests but still, it is not an impossible thing. You can win anything if you stay strong to endure all the difficulties and take the chance to grab your opportunities. I feel honored for being able to make contributions to the future champions of Myanmar and I would also like to thank Telenor Myanmar for giving me such a chance,” said Aung La N Sang, ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion.

At the end of the futsal match, the MyanMyan team led by Kyaw Zin Phyo trounced 8 - 5 against the TanTan team led by Aung La N Sang. Two national sports heroes then awarded the players with medals and took group photos together with all the students in the stadium.

“Telenor has been focusing a lot on the development of the youths as we realised their critical role in the future of the country. Many of our CSR activities are also aimed for the long-term benefit of our young generation and to help them ready to play their role in future. Telenor also realized the importance of Sports and Education in Myanmar. Sports is something not only empowering the physical strength but also the mental resilience for them. This is the reason why we invited the national champions of our country, Aung La and Kyaw Zin Phyo to the place where future champions are being trained. I am very much hopeful that the young athletes have got motivated by their inspirational talk and also benefited from the tips that the two champions has shared during the panel discussion,” said Daw Yin Yin Htay, Chief Financial Officer of Telenor Myanmar.

Telenor Myanmar is running several programs including Telenor Youth Forum on empowering Myanmar youths as part of its corporate responsibility activities. Its Lighthouse digital literacy centres have trained over 130,000 students to date in core smartphone and computer skills. Additionally, its safe internet programs and Digital Summer School Programs have educated students across the country on digital skills and using the internet effectively and safely. Recently, Telenor also launched an MBA scholarship grant program for 20 students over 4 years offering specialized MBA certification in Strategic ICT Management in collaboration with Myanmar Metropolitan College.



Shwe Yinn Mar Oo(Ms.)
Corporate Communications, Telenor Myanmar Ltd

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