NA Chairwoman meets with national female footballers

Friday, 2019-10-18 22:04:10
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (fifth from left) with the footballers.
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NDO/VNA – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hosted a reception for members of the Vietnamese national women's football team in Hanoi on October 18 on the occasion of the 89th anniversary of Vietnamese Women’s Day.

During the meeting, NA Chairwoman Ngan said she was proud of the national spirit and will that the players showed during the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship 2019 to become champions of the tournament. She praised the players for their efforts to overcome difficulties in their lives as we as in training to reach the success.

The NA Chairwoman also underlined the potential for further development of the team in the time to come. She said that it is necessary to have specific and proper strategies to promote the country’s football development, with the first responsibility belonging to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and the sports sector.

She asked the VFF and the sports sector to work hard to improve the quality of and professionalism in organising women's football tournaments, and create the best conditions for female football players in training and participating in tournaments as well. She wished that the players will continue to achieve successes and conquer higher achievements in the future.

At the meeting, head of the national women’s football delegation Duong Vu Lam reported the team's excellent performance and achievements in the recent time.

On behalf of the team, captain Huynh Nhu stressed that the team obtained the victory in the AFF Women’s Championship 2019 thanks to efforts and contributions of all the members. Nhu expressed her thanks to Party and State leaders as well as the VFF and relevant agencies for their support and assistance to the team, while affirming the team’s determination to gain higher achievements in the coming time.

The Vietnamese women's football team became the champions in the AFF Women’s Championship 2019 after beating hosts Thailand 1-0 in the final’s extra time on August 27. This victory also ended Thailand’s title-winning streak in the championship after three seasons.