Football: Myanmar mentor appreciates fans for the victory

From the beginning of the match till the end, Myanmar fans sang and danced with excitement and their heroes did not let them down, outrunning 2013 silver medalists Indonesia. Myanmar outrivaled Indonesia 4-2 at the Jalan Besar Stadium on June 2nd. The victory promised them a spot on top of Group A in the 28th SEA Games football rivalry.

Praising the strident spectators that boosted his victory, Myanmar coach Kyi Lwin later commented: “They were 100 per cent important today; we really have to say a big ‘thank you’ to our supporters.”

The outcome was simply remunerate for his side, which came dashing out of the pieces and never thought back after Shine Thura had fired them ahead in the 21st minute.

Undoubtedly, well-taken aims from Manahati Lestusen and Ahmad Nufiandani were mere comfort to Indonesian mentor Aji Santoso, whose team now has to strengthen to face Cambodia on Saturday.

“The situation is not good but the most important thing is that the players get over this result,” a dismayed Santoso told. “But we still have three matches to go, and I believe we can still qualify for the semi-finals.”

Nevertheless, for Myanmar, the victory was just the thing they needed before their upcoming game on Thursday, against hosts Singapore.

“We have full confidence. We told you- our objective is to win the gold medal.” Kyi Lwin boasted.

While at the Bishan Stadium, Vietnam defeated Malaysia 5-1 in their game in the evening on June 2nd. After Vietnam won against Brunei 6-1 last Friday, Vietnamese supporters entered the show off in today with high notion.

The team did not disappoint their fans. A marvelous goal scorer Cong Phuong, also known as Vietnamese Messi, scored within the first fifteen minutes of the game. Much to the fans happiness, the 5 goals came in the second half of the match.

The Malaysian coach, Ong Kim gave the whole credence to the Vietnamese team for their excellent pace and devotion during the game.

The supporters of Vietnam looked very buoyant about their cherished team getting their spot in the finals. Both Vietnam and Malaysia will play their next Group B game on Thursday, the June 4th.

Team Myanmar celebrate their first goal by Thura Shine at Jalan Besar Stadium against Indonesia.

Team Myanmar celebrate their first goal by Thura Shine at Jalan Besar Stadium against Indonesia.

Myanmar's goalkeeper attempts to save a header from Indonesia's Pranata Hansamu Yama.

Myanmar’s goalkeeper attempts to save a header from Indonesia’s Pranata Hansamu Yama.

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