No 'unity' for accused Vietnamese sports director

The director of the Thua Thien Hue provincial government’s sports department has asked to resign from the Vietnam Football Federation’s Executive Board. This follows police being presented with a tape on which Ngo Van Tran offered VND 100 million (US$ 6,300) to Ho Minh Dong, star defender of Khatoco Khanh Hoa to throw a V-League game between Huda Hue and Khanh Hoa on 20 July. Dong had formerly played for Tran at the Hue football club.

In his written request to VFF chairman Nguyen Trong Hy, Tran cited his admission of bribery, poor health and a “lack of unity” in the VFF for his decision.

See also: More disclosures on 'the rot in Vietnam football' (16 Sept)