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Dong Thap sack Fortune after tourney opening match

Update: February, 26/2016 - 08:37

Udo Fortune.

HA NOI (VNS) — V.League's Dong Thap sacked their new foreign player Udo Fortune after the tournament's opening match last Sunday.

Nigeria's Fortune had joined Dong Thap under a US$25,000 one-year deal and for a month salary of VND70 million (US$3,100).

The team managers discovered that Fortune suffered from torn front ligaments and had problems with his articular cartilage, resulting in his poor performance during a 1-2 loss to SHB Da Nang.

Fortune had played for defending champions Becamex Binh Duong in the 2012-13 period and had scored eight goals in 24 matches.

The 28-year-old was a member of Nigeria's U17 squad. He was the best scorer, with 26 goals, of the Indonesian league in the 2010-11 period, when he wore Persiba Bantul FC's jersey.

Dong Thap will next host newcomer Ha Noi FC this weekend. — VNS

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