LionsXII to play Myanmar in friendly

The Malaysia Super League champions will travel to Myanmar for a training trip, where they will face Raddy Avramovic's side as well as Nay Pyi Taw FC

The LionsXII will depart for Myanmar on Monday for a training trip, where they will face the hosts' national team, led by former Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic.

The two teams are due to face off on Friday, May 2 at the Thuwunna Stadium, with Avramovic set to lead his team out in his first against foreign opposition. The Serbian took on the role two months ago, having taken his time to search for a new job since stepping down from the Lions hotseat in December 2012. It will see the 64-year-old being reunited with his former charges like Khairul Amri, Safuwan Baharudin and Izwan Mahbud.

The friendly also serves as part of Myanmar's preparations for the upcoming AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives, which will run from May 19 to 30. The winner of that competition will earn a place in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

The training tour will give Fandi Ahmad's charges some match practice during the current Malaysia Super League break as well, as they will also face Myanmar side Nay Pyi Taw FC on April 30. The latter recently knocked S.League champions Tampines Rovers out of the AFC Cup in their debut appearance at the tournament.

The LionsXII will fly back on May 3 and resume competitive action on May 13 at the Jalan Besar Stadium against Johor Darul Takzim.