SHB Đà Nẵng win early V-League 2 championship

May 27, 2024 - 13:59
The central city football team SHB Đà Nẵng has been given a cash-prize of VNĐ3 billion (US$120,000) by Sài Gòn-Hà Nội (SHB) Bank, after winning promotion from the Gold Star V.League 2.
The managing board of SHB Đà Nẵng team receive a cash-prize of US$120,000 from the chairman of SHB Bank after winning the national football V-League 2 Championship early. The team will be promoted to premiership V-League next year. — Photo courtesy of Lê Lâm

ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city football team SHB Đà Nẵng has been awarded a cash-prize of VNĐ3 billion (US$120,000) from the chairman of the directors of Sài Gòn-Hà Nội (SHB) Bank, Đỗ Quang Hiển after winning the second-flight football championship Gold Star V.League 2, with three games in hand.

The team beat Đồng Tháp 3-1 win on May 24, taking them to 42 points after 13 wins, three draws and one loss and putting them nine points clear of their nearest rival PVF-Public Security (PVF-CAND).

The championship winner will now be back into the premier football championship, V-League, 2024-25, just one year after relegation.

Reward for their success included VNĐ2 billion ($80,000) cash-prize from the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) for winning the championship.

The VFF expects to hand the team the V-League 2 Cup to the team on their home turf Hoà Xuân Stadium on June 23.

SHB Đà Nẵng pose for photo at a match in V-League 2 football championship at Hoà Xuân Stadium in Đà Nẵng City. The team won the title with three matches in hand. — Photo courtesy of SHB Đà Nẵng

Team coach, Trương Việt Hoàng, said the team has shown a great performance, winning 15 games since start of the V-League 2, scoring 35 goals and only conceding seven after 17 matches.

Chairman of SHB team, Lê Quang Hiểu said the team now has its sights on being in the top three of the V-League, in 2024-25. Not only is the team looking at some changes in players, but he said they have been promoting digital transformation in management and improving the infrastructure of stadium and training facilities.

He added that SHB Đà Nẵng plans to set up its own football academy, in co-operation with European partners and an English-style training system for Under-11, U-13 and U-15 teams, as well as the senior team.

Đà Nẵng will keep using the 20,000-seat Hòa Xuân stadium as its home turf and a training centre in 2024-25.

SHB Đà Nẵng won the V.League championship in 1992, 2009 and 2012, but was relegated in 2023. It has been sponsored by SHB Bank since 2007. — VNS