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VFF appoints new leader

Update: February, 29/2012 - 10:11


With a Bang: Coach Ngo Le Bang has been named the new general secretary of the Viet Nam Football Federation. — File Photo

HA NOI — Ngo Le Bang was appointed as the new general secretary of the Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF) at the group's executive board meeting in Ha Noi yesterday.

Bang defeated three other candidates including Pham Ngoc Vien, VFF vice chairman, Duong Nghiep Khoi, VFF deputy general secretary, and Phan Anh Tu, general secretary of the Ha Noi Football Federation, to take the new position after Tran Quoc Tuan resigned last December.

Fifteen members out of 17 on the VFF's executive board voted for Bang. VFF's chairman Nguyen Trong Hy approved the decision and Bang, technical director of the Thai Son Nam Futsal Club, began work in his new position yesterday.

"With my experiences and relationships, I believe I will do well," said Bang, who used to be a language assistant for foreign coaches at the national football team.

"Vietnamese football is facing changes and difficulties," said Bang. "I think I myself should change to be suitable with my present work. My foreign relations such as those with the Asian Football Confederation and ASEAN Football Federation are good."

Regarding the vacant position of head coach of the national team, speaking at the meeting, Nguyen Sy Hien, chairman of the National Coach Council said voting for this position will be announced later.

"Finding a head coach for the national team is very important and a complicated process. We need to have more time to consider it. However, we still know we want a Vietnamese coach," said Hien.

According to the VFF, the salary for the position will be the highest salary for a Vietnamese head coach at about VND200 million (nearly US$10,000) per month. — VNS

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