Nghiêm leaves his side in sixth position in the V.League 1 with 10 points after six matches.
Three Vietnamese officials are in line to officiate key FIFA tournaments in 2021 and 2023.
The enforced rest due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have been a boon for the country's two best-supported teams Hà Nội FC and Hoàng Anh Gia Lai ahead of the mid-March restart.
The 2020 V.League 1 champions were drawn in Group F of the East Asia zone and will face the holders of Asia’s top club competition, Ulsan Hyundai.
Nearly 10 years ago, Nguyễn Văn Quyết's name was called at the night of Golden Ball Awards ceremony as the youngster took the best young player of the year award.
Nguyễn Văn Quyết won the 2020 Golden Ball award for the most valuable player of the year on Tuesday in a ceremony in HCM City.
Coach Chu Đình Nghiêm of Hà Nội FC said it was difficult to predict who would win the 2021 V.League 1, but said his team would be going all out to triumph.