Thursday 02 April 2020, 07:00

Myanmar federation joins fight against COVID-19

Count the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) as another county doing its utmost in the fight against COVID-19.

After detailed discussion with Myanmar’s Minister of Health and Sports, Dr. Myint Htwe, MFF president Zaw Zaw personally helped to transform its facilities into quarantine centres. Indeed, the National Football Academy, National Training Centre and Myanmar national team’s hostels will act as temporary homes for inhabitants returning from overseas.

The MFF will also provide meals and SIM cards to residents, and food and expenses to healthcare staff treating them. It is also helping to educate its followers about COVID-19 in accordance with the script provided by FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Ayeyarwady Foundation, of which Zaw Zaw acts as chairman, has also donated 1,000 MMK (around USD 72,000) to Waibargi Hospital and Yankin Children’s Hospital.

Myanmar won their final two matches in Asian qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and, though they can no longer reach that event, the six points kept their hopes of appearing at the next AFC Asian Cup alive.