HANOI (23 Sept 2011) – Duong Nghiep Khoi has quit his position as the chairman of Vietnam’s premier football competition, the V-League with the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) confirming that a suitable replacement will be announced soon.
Following a recent meeting to assess the V-League 2011 season 2011, several chairmen including Nguyen Duc Kien, from Hanoi ACB; Doan Nguyen Duc (of Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC; Vo Quoc Thang (of Dong Tam Long An FC) and Le Tien Anh (of Khanh Hoa FC) have asked the VFF to perform comprehensive reform of the game.
Nghiep Khoi was blamed for failing to weed alleged corruption by some referees which they felt has eroded the interest of fans in wanting to watch V-League matches – from 10,326 in 2009, to 8,297 in 2010 and 7,395 in 2011.
Since 1990, Nghiep Khoi has been in charged for 11 seasons, losing his post in 2008 when he was blamed for the bloody clashes between Song Lam Nghe An and Hai Phong.
He returned to the post at the end of last season.