YANGON (28 August 2012) – After Thailand and Vietnam, the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) have become the third football association in the ASEAN region who have signed a cooperation deal with the J.League – the body that runs professional football in Japan.
J. League chairman Kazumi Ohigashi and Zaw Zaw, the president of the MFF signed the agreement in Yangon.
“It is important to have a good partner for us to be able to develop soccer in our country,” said Zaw Zaw.
He said Myanmar football officials will benefit from the agreement and learn from their Japanese partners on how to improve the management and administration systems, find sponsors for league events and market league matches.
Added Ohigashi: “we hope that with the knowhow we have acquired throughout the years, we can help our Asian neighbours.”