|T&T Group will sponsor for the women’s football team of Thái Nguyên Province during five years. — Photo vietnamplus.vn|
THÁI NGUYÊN — T&T Group and Thái Nguyên Province Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism have signed a co-operation agreement to sponsor the provincial women’s football team.
The firm agreed to sponsor Thái Nguyên for five years, beginning in 2020.
With this agreement, Thái Nguyên will have to be renamed Thái Nguyên T&T and have set their sights on finishing in the top three of the National Women’s Football Championship 2020 and winning it the next year.
“We will raise the income of players to a basic level which is equivalent to other women’s football teams in the country. At present, Thái Nguyên’s players’ salary is very low at about VNĐ1.3 million (US$56) per month,” said Đỗ Vinh Quang, deputy director of management board and sport development of T&T Group.
Coach Đoàn Việt Triều of Thái Nguyên said: “I hope with this investment, Thái Nguyên will have many footballers called to the national team in the next few years. The sponsor hopes we will gain high results. That is a driving force for us to work hard.” — VNS