A get-together took place on February 1 evening at the provincial Gymnasium to commend the Hai Duong players attending the final round of the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship 2018.
Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Manh Hien and Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Duong Thai award certificates of merit to the U23 Hai Duong players. Photos: Thanh Chung
The event was co-organized by the Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the provincial Youth Union.
Addressing the event on behalf of the provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee, and fans, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Luong Van Cau congratulated Vietnam's U23 team on their exploit at the championship and praised the contributions of the four Hai Duong players, namely Van Thanh, Duc Huy, Van Toan, and Trong Dai.
Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Luong Van Cau delivers a speech at the commendatory ceremony
The vice chairman of the provincial People's Committee stressed that the matches of Vietnam's U23 team at the tournament were exceptionally excellent, arousing Vietnamese fans' trust and love for football.
Vietnam's U23 team in general and the four Hai Duong players in particular asserted their spirit, confidence, courage, and resilience to together with their teammates create a historic exploit for the national football.
The gymnasium is packed with guests and fans
The players proved that Vietnamese youth could achieve many feats in every field. The four players' success once again affirmed that Hai Duong is the birthplace and incubator of football talents.
The official desired that the four players would not rest on their laurels but continue to strive, practice, and reap much more success in their career.
The players interact with their fans
At the event, Hai Duong fans heard the four players share their feelings, information about the final round of the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship 2018, and their maturation, practice, and playing process at their clubs and the national team.
The players sincerely thanked the fans in their hometown for having enthusiastically encouraged Vietnam's U23 team over the past days.
Numerous fans cheer on players Van Thanh, Duc Huy, Van Toan, and Trong Dai with flags and banners
On this occasion, the provincial People's Committee awarded certificates of merit and VND10 million to each of the U23 Hai Duong players.
Many enterprises in the province also offered each player a reward of VND5 – 50 million.