Philippines, Myanmar set semis target for football

SEPANG—The Philippines and Myanmar Under-23 football teams have arrived with similar targets — to reach the semi-finals of the KL SEA Games.

Myanmar head coach Gerd Zeise believes his team can achieve the target based on their silver-medal finish at Singapore 2015, when they lost 3-0 to Thailand in the final.

“We must first clear the preliminary hurdles before thinking about the semi-finals. I’m confident my boys will be ready for the challenge,” Zeise told reporters after the team’s arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here Saturday.

The 64-year-old German, however, warned his men not to underestimate the other teams in Group A, including hosts Malays…

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