Vietnam newspaper sponsors ethnic minority cup

Thanh Nien newspaper will support an annual football tournament for ethnic minority youths in Vietnam’s central highlands. This year’s event, to be held on 4-7 November in Daklak province, will see four provincial teams participating. The Gia Lai FC squad, comprised mainly of Bana and J’rai minorities, has talented players like Ro Cham Tien and Ro Lan Dem who play for V-League club Hoang Anh Gia Lai. Bahnar, Ro Ngao, De, Trieng, and Ha Lang ethnic groups will play for Kon Tum FC, the E De for Daklak FC, and Cill and K'ho for Lam Dong FC. The teams will play a single round robin. Thanh Nien will give away the prizes to the winners.