Vietnamese players nominated for ASEAN football awards
Thursday, 2018-02-08 10:08:43
NDO/VNA - Vietnamese midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai has been nominated for the ASEAN Young Player of the Year by the prestigious sports newspaper, fourfourtwo.com.
The online website briefly describes 20-year-old Hai’s journey since 2015, stating that he contributed immensely to Vietnam’s silver medal at the AFC U23 Championship, and one of his goals was voted the best goal of the tournament.
Hai will have to vie for the ASEAN award against four other candidates, namely Malaysian strikers Akhyar Rashid and Safaw Rasid, Thai left-back Kevin Deeromram and right-back Jakkit Wechpirom.
In the category of Best Player of the Year, Four four two has nominated Vietnamese midfielder Dinh Thanh Trung.
Trung, 29, had a stellar year as he helped Quang Nam win an unexpected V-League trophy in the 2017 season. He also received the Golden Ball as Vietnam’s “best player of the year”, scoring 10 goals in the league.
Besides highlighting the 29-year-old player’s major role in the club’s maiden victory, the newspaper also stated that the pint-sized international player was a delight to watch, with his control of the ball enabling him to breeze past opponents. He is also good at set-pieces and is an excellent passer of the ball.
To take the award, Trung will have to beat Thailand striker Teerasil Dangda and attacking midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin, forward Aung Thu from Myanmar and Indonesian goalkeeper Andritany Ardhiyasa.
This is the first time that FourFourTwo has held the awards for the ASEAN region.