VPF rejects calls to scrap V.League 1 season
HÀ NỘI – The head honcho of domestic football has come out against calls to cancel the season amidst the return of neighborhood coronavirus transmission in Việt Nam.
Việt Nam Professional Football Joint Stock Company (VPF) chairman Trần Anh Tú said ditching the V.League 1 season would harm the national team, sponsors and clubs’ financial resources.
” This will impact the playing opportunity for the players, making it more difficult to preserve form and serve the national football group,” he said.
” Therefore, the VPF will just cancel the league in case of force majeure, when there is no time left. At this time, the clubs require to wait patiently, follow the scenario of COVID-19 in Việt Nam and there will be a choice in the future.”
Formerly, the 4 groups at the bottom of the table, specifically Quảng Nam, Hải Phòng, Nam Định and Sông Lam Nghệ An, all submitted proposals to end the league and hand the championship to leaders Sai Gon FC.
Nevertheless, the concept was turned down by both the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and the VPF, which runs the V.League 1.
“The VPF has actually gotten proposals to end the V.League 1 from Quảng Nam, Hải Phòng, Nam Định and Sông Lam Nghệ An. I have reported this concern to VFF Chairman Lê Khánh Hải”, Tú said.
“We likewise simply ended up the conference on Tuesday. We value the suggestions of the teams, today is not the time to consider ending the league early,” he included.
After new COVID-19 cases were verified in central Việt Nam over the weekend, regional football was as soon as again suspended on Sunday.
In an associated advancement, Quảng Nam FC’s playing squad and backroom personnel have self-quarantined since assistant coach Dương Văn Tuyến went to Da Nang Hospital C in the past few days, which has actually been linked to many new COVID-19 infections.
Tuyến has actually filled in a health declaration and is now under home quarantine.