Three Vietnamese women footballers to play in Portugal

By Duc Dong   September 4, 2020 | 04:43 pm PT
Three Vietnamese women footballers to play in Portugal
Midfielder Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung (L), striker Huynh Nhu (M) and forward Pham Hai Yen (R). Photo by VnExpress/Duc Dong.
Portugal's Lank FC has recruited Vietnamese striker Huynh Nhu, midfielder Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung and forward Pham Hai Yen.

"The two clubs have reached an agreement. Now, I just have to wait for my visa to head to Portugal and join Lank FC," Pham Hai Yen of Hanoi FC said Friday.

"This is an opportunity for me to hone my skills and gain experiences in a new environment. I have not set any personal goal yet, but I will try my best to not disappoint fans."

Yen played a vital role in helping Vietnam defeat Thailand 1-0 in the 30th SEA Games final by scoring a decisive extra time goal. She is currently the backbone of the Hanoi Women's Football Club and the Vietnamese women's national team.

The European club has officially reached final deal with Yen's club, Nhu's Ho Chi Minh City WFC and Dung's Phong Phu Ha Nam WFC.

All three footballers are waiting for their visas.

Lank FC is a newly formed women’s football club in the Portuguese second division. The club's goal is to earn a spot in Portugal's first division championship season for women in 2021.

Midfielder Tran Thi Hong Nhung of Phong Phu Ha Nam became the first Vietnamese woman to play for a foreign club when she joined Chonburi in Thailand last year.

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