|Sponsorship pact: Việt Nam Football Federation General Secretary Lê Hoài Anh (left) and Thái Sơn Bắc Director Bùi Đình Tế at the sponsorship signing ceremony for the national U15 championship yesterday in Hà Nội. The tournament will be held August 2-12 in Tây Ninh Province. — VNS Photo Khiếu Thanh Hà|
HÀ NỘI — Hosts Tây Ninh will play Hoàng Anh Gia Lai in a Group A opener of the National U15 Football Championship.
The draw for the tournament to be held in Tây Ninh Province was held in Hà Nội yesterday.
The tournament, known as the Thái Sơn Bắc Cup, will field eight teams who qualified in April.
The teams, divided into two groups, will compete in a round robin format from August 2. Two top teams from each group will advance to the semi-final round. The winners will walk away with VNĐ50 million (US$2,200) after the final on August 12.
It is the second year in a row that the Thái Sơn Bắc Electric Equipment Trading Company is sponsoring the tournament.
Bùi Đình Tế, Thái Sơn Bắc director, said the sponsorship was part of the company’s support for youth football in the country. He said he believed it would help strengthen and develop the game in the country, especially after the recent success of the U20 team. — VNS