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Yadanarbon FC’s Nigerian defender Okpechi Happiness, a Myanmar National League champion with a little help from above.

Okpechi Happiness stands well over six-feet tall and is wearing a singlet vest that displays his bulging biceps. But as the grinning and God-fearing footballer sits down, one cannot help but sense a nominative determination at play in the central defender from Mandalay-based Yadanarbon FC.

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Bangkok, (AFP) - Thailand will next year host a $2 million golf tournament co-sanctioned by the European Tour in what will be the richest golf event to be held in the kingdom, organisers said October 20.

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A 2-1 victory over hosts Laos on October 20 saw Myanmar conclude the ASEAN Football Federation Cup qualification tournament without a single loss and sees them qualify for the full competition kick-off on November 22.

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Myanmar Football’s crowd trouble has once again found them in trouble, as the Asian Football Confederation fined the Myanmar Football Federation US$24,000 (K24million) and threatened them that future games will be played behind closed doors if trouble rears its head again.

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Myanmar coach Gerd Zeise “took his hat off” to his players who have qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time in the nation’s history after a Than Paing goal led Myanmar to victory 1-0 over favourites for the game the United Arab Emirates.

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Myanmar have qualified for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time in the nation’s history after a Than Paing goal led Myanmar to victory 1-0 over favourites for the game the United Arab Emirates.