AFC Cup: Know Your Rivals - Ayeyawady United

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Quick Facts

TEAM NAME: Ayeyawady United Football Club

NICK NAME: The Waves

HOME GROUND: Pathein Stadium [Capacity: 6,000]

COUNTRY: Myanmar

LEAGUE: Myanmar National League (MNL)

Head Coach: Kyaw Lwin  (Myannar)

Lastest Results: Ayeyawady United (YUFC) 4-2 Lao Toyota (AFC Cup), Zeyar Shwe Myay 0 – 1 Ayeyawady United (MNL).

 

Profile

 

Ayeyawady United won the General Aung San Shield (League Cup) last season. In the league, they finished with 36 points and had to settle for fourth place. Ayeyawady have won the League Cup three times, in 2012, 2014 and 2015. They parted ways with their previous coach, the Macedonian Marjan Sekulovski, and replaced him with a local tactician, U Kyaw Lwin. 

Previous Performances

Following their League Cup winning 2014 Season, Ayeyawady United qualified for the AFC Cup 2015. They were unbeaten in the group stages. However, they were knocked out in the round of 16 by current champions Johor Darul Ta'zim (5-0). 

Predicted Line-up

VANLAL HRUAI

SAN MYO OO - HANSON - PHYO KO KO THEIN - NAING LIN TUN

MIN MIN THU - YAKUBU ABUBAKAR

THIHA ZAW - KYAW ZAYA WIN - AUNG KYAW NAING

CHRISTOPHER

Strengths: They are a young squad full of energy and always work hard. Chistopher is a talented striker and their chief goal threat. In Aung Kyaw Naing, Thiha Zaw and Kyaw Zaya Win they have players who are capable of quick passing and link up play in the final third. 

Weaknesses: They have an inexperienced team and lack in defensive fortitude. Hanson and Phyo Ko Ko Thein don't make for the most convincing centre-back pairing and can be vulnerable. 

Players To Watch Out For

AUNG KYAW NAING: The youngster has shone this season, scoring four goals in the league. He is a quick winger who is clever with his passing. 

CHRISTOPHER: The new signing has quickly settled in. He has scored 10 goals in 12 matches including AFC Cup so far this season and has proved to be a clincal finisher. 

 

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