FFT’s Suzuki Cup 2016 Young Player of the Tournament
FFT’s Suzuki Cup 2016 Young Player of the Tournament: Aung Thu (Myanmar)
Aung Thu was consistently earning a FourFourTwo rating of 7 or more per game during the tournament, only failing to do so in the second leg of the semi-final against Thailand.
Thai defender Koravit Namwiset will tell you he was a handful to mark, with his electrifying pace and dazzling technical skills.
He scored two superb efforts in the group stages and could have had a few more, were it not for wastefulness and the woodwork combining to deny him.
Only 20 years old, Aung will have at least five to six more Suzuki Cups in him, and it will not be a surprise should he claim the coveted ‘Most Valuable Player’ award one day and lead the White Angels to a first-ever regional title.