Sponsors to double bonuses for football champions

February 01, 2023 - 16:05
Winners of the V.League 1 and V.League 2 will enjoy nearly double of cash in the 2023 season after the organisers announced their sponsors in Hà Nội on Tuesday.


VPF General Director Nguyễn Minh Ngọc (left, first row) and sponsors sign their deal in Hà Nội on . Photo of VPF

HÀ NỘI — Winners of the V.League 1 and V.League 2 will enjoy nearly double the cash bonuses in the 2023 season as the organisers announced their sponsors in Hà Nội on Tuesday.

The national premier league, V.League 1, will continue its three-year deal with Ngọc Linh Kon Tum Ginseng JSC, which owns Night Wolf energy drink.

It is the second year of the contract. The league is called the 2023 Night Wolf V.League 1.

Meanwhile, the First Division league will be called the Gold Star V.League 2 after the Hà Nội Nghệ Tĩnh Beer Joint Stock Company decided to join with the organising activities this year.

At the signing ceremony, the Viêt Nam Professional Football Company (VPF) revealed that a total of VNĐ12.25 billion (US$523,000), nearly twice more than the previous year, will be awarded to the champions, runners-up and best players of the competitions.

Accordingly, the V.League 1 winner will receive VNĐ5 billion, a remarkable increase from VNĐ3 billion last year.

The second- and third-place teams will take VNĐ2.5 billion and VNĐ1.25 billion, respectively.

The V.League 2 champion will double its take to VNĐ2 billion. The first and second runners-up will pocket VNĐ1 billion and VNĐ500 million, respectively.

VPF General Director Nguyễn Minh Ngọc shared: "Sponsors play a key role in the success of every tournament. The national football season in 2022 had impressive performances and quality, partly due to the support of our sponsors."

"VPF hopes that the company and national football will strongly cooperate with the sponsors and receive more support to push the development of football," he said.

The V.league 1 will begin on February 3 with the participation of 14 teams. Defending champion Hà Nội FC will play former winners Viettel on February 5 at the Hàng Đẫy Stadium after the opening ceremony of the tournament.

The V.League 2 will kick off on April 1 with 12 teams.

All matches of these leagues will be aired live by FPT Media after a strategy partnership contract between FPT and VPF signed last November. VNS