Representatives of the PVF Centre and FK Sarajevo Club of Bosnia & Herzegovina seen at the signing ceremony on Monday. Photo courtesy of Vingroup
HÀ NỘI — The Vingroup-owned Promotion Fund of Vietnamese Football Talent (PVF) Centre signed a comprehensive partnership development with FK Sarajevo Club of Bosnia & Herzegovina on Monday.
Accordingly, the two sides will co-operate on speciality and technique. FK Sarajevo will bring Vietnamese players to train and compete in Bosnia & Herzegovina and vice versa.
It is a three-year deal (2019-22) and can be extended with the agreement of both sides.
“With the aim of training and raising the level of Vietnamese footballers, FK Sarajevo will become a stage to bring Vietnamese footballers to Europe. Sarajevo also supply quality foreign players for domestic teams. The PVF and Sarajevo will together share knowledge, experience in training and developing footballers, with the aim of Vietnamese football reaching the final round of the FIFA World Cup 2026,” said Phan Thu Hương, general director of PVF.
While chairman of FK Sarajevo, Senad Jahic, said that Vietnamese football has made quick progress in regional and world events. PVF has had many players contributing to the achievements of national teams, such as entering the final round of the FIFA World Cup U20 2017, first runners-up at the AFC U23 Championship 2018, winner of AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 and one of best four teams of ASIAD 2018. He believes that co-operation will be a chance to develop football in both countries as well as improve the image of Việt Nam and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
During the visit and working in Việt Nam, U19 players of FK Sarajevo will take part in the International U21 Football Tournament to be held in Đà Nẵng from October 30 to November 5.
Earlier, Vingroup and the Việt Nam Football Federation signed a co-operation agreement to train and prepare for international tournaments during 2019-24, towards the target of entering the final round of the Olympics 2024 and World Cup 2026. — VNS