V. League club part ways with Serbian defender

By Hoang Nguyen   August 23, 2021 | 12:21 am PT
V. League club part ways with Serbian defender
Damir Memovic (R) heads the ball during a V. League game between Hoang Anh Gia Lai and Than Quang Ninh on March 6. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Professional Football JSC
Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) have parted ways with Damir Memovic after V. League 2021 got canceled.

"I have ended my contract with HAGL and want to send my gratitude towards the coaches, staffs as well as my teammates who were with me for the past two years. We have had great moments together. I wish you all the best. Thank you and goodbye," Memovic said, as cited by Thanh Nien newspaper.

HAGL signed Memovic in October 2019 from Song Lam Nghe An. He became a key defender for the club in the 2020 and 2021 season.

During this season, Memovic, South Korean center-back Kim Dong-su and Nguyen Huu Tuan formed a solid back three in HAGL's defense. The club only conceded nine goals after 12 matches and led the V. League table with 29 points.

However, V. League 2021 was canceled last Saturday due to the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnam, which caused HAGL to part ways with several players.

"Goodbye Damir Memovic. Your contribution to HAGL is highly appreciated. We wish you success in your next journey," HAGL announced on their website.

Previously, the club had released Vietnamese-Nigerian forward Nguyen Trung Dai Duong from his contract.

Meanwhile, the remaining foreign players in the club, Kim and Brazilian striker Washington Brandao are negotiating with HAGL on contract extension.

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