VFF chairman made 'dizzy' by Da Nang's 0-15 loss

Following V-League team Da Nang's 0-15 thrashing in an Asian Champions League game in Japan, the chairman of the Vietnam Football Federation, Nguyen Trong Hy, said he was made "dizzy" by the result. "I couldn’t believe it. I can’t understand it, even though I know that Da Nang is focusing on the V-League rather than the Asian Champions League. I will go to Da Nang to see the club’s managers and players to find the reasons" he told VietnamNet.

"We must improve the image of Vietnamese football internationally," Hy said. "First of all the VFF has to bear the consequences because after the heavy failure of Da Nang, how will the Asia Football Confederation and FIFA look at Vietnamese football? It is sure that the image and prestige of Vietnam’s football will be affected greatly. I think that Da Nang did not think of this. Thus, we should not consider participation in regional tournaments by Vietnamese football clubs as their own business.

"Apart from improving the quality of clubs, we need to play our best at regional events. Football clubs must take responsibility for protecting the quality of the match as a way to respect the audience as well as protect the prestige and image of Vietnamese football in the world," he said.