NINH BINH (VNS) — Ninh Binh FC managers have sent a petition to the Ninh Binh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism as well as the Viet Nam Football Federation seeking permission to re-establish their football team after it was dissolved in January.
"Our boss Hoang Manh Truong still loves football very much and really regrets what happened after what he'd done to build up the team for many years," said Pham Van Le, Ninh Binh FC's executive director.
"We have discussed the matter and decided to come back," he said.
Le said he was waiting for official agreement from the provincial department who've supported them in the past. Nguyen Van Sy has agreed to be their head coach. Sy was coach of the team before it was dissolved.
Young players who have trained with the club for the last four years will be key members of the team. They had been sent home after the team's dissolution.
Ninh Binh will work with the VFF this week on the team's proposed revival.
If things go as expected, the team will start training in May.
Truong had decided to give up the team after nine key players were indicted in a match-fixing scandal at the Asian Football Confederation Cup in 2014. — VNS