|Fallen star: Midfielder Trần Anh Khoa (middle). — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Midfielder Trần Anh Khoa of SHB Đà Nẵng has decided to retire from competition at the age of 25.
Khoa suffered a serious injury to his knee ligaments and leg bone after being tackled by Quế Ngọc Hải in a match between Đà Nẵng and Sông Lam Nghệ An in September, 2015.
Hải was later suspended for six months from all football related activities, while Khoa had to travel to Singapore for surgery.
However, after a long treatment period, Khoa still can’t exercise strongly with the ball, so he decided to say goodbye to his footballer career.
After hearing the news, chairman of SHB Đà Nẵng Bùi Xuân Hòa said he will create favourable conditions for Khoa to study more to become a coach to train young footballers.
“Leaving my profession is not my wish, but I have to accept it. I will try my best to return to the ground with a new position: the coach,” said Khoa. — VNS