Việt Nam national U22 team celebrate winning gold at the SEA Games 30. – VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Linh
HÀ NỘI – Beating Indonesia to take SEA Games’ gold medal after 60 years of waiting, Việt Nam national U22 team have got a big bonus.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện, Director Lê Văn Kiểm of Long Thanh Golf Development Company, F.I.T Group, Vietcombank each awarded the team VNĐ1 billion (US$43,500).
The Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) immediately gave the team VNĐ2 billion for the title. Earlier, it also awarded the team VNĐ1 billion for the result of reaching to the semi-finals.
Hưng Thịnh Group pledged to give the players VNĐ1 billion, coach Park Hang-seo VNĐ200 million as well as the training board VNĐ300 million.
They also grabbed VNĐ1 billion from Metro Star brand name of C.T Group. This enterprise also gave defender Đoàn Văn Hậu VNĐ200 million for the first goal in the final.
Meanwhile, Vinamilk gave the team VNĐ500 million.
All the U22 footballers, Việt Nam women’s football team and the training boards will have free flights for a year from Bamboo Airways.
And this figure is likely to rise in next few days.
The historic SEA Games gold has made dreams of millions of Vietnamese football fans come true, as Việt Nam finished second in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.
“I want to dedicate this win for the Vietnamese people, the VFF, clubs and lovers of the team,” said South Korean coach Park after the match.
“I also want to thank the footballers, training board, ordinances who contribute to the victory of Việt Nam. The secret of winning the SEA Games is national spirit,” Park added.
Today, U22 Việt Nam and the national women’s team will return home from Manila.
After two days of rest, U22 Việt Nam will leave for the South Korea to train for the final round of AFC U23 Championship 2020 to be held in early January 2020 in Thailand. – VNS