HANOI (28 Dec 2011) – The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) have accepted the resignation of general secretary Tran Quoc Tuan. The resignation was accepted and announced at a press briefing in Hanoi – the The Thao & an Hoa (Sports & Culture) newspaper reported.
Quoc Tuan had submitted his resignation to the VFF last week but it was refused after federation leaders stated that the loss of Vietnam’s Under-23 team at the SEA Games in Indonesia last month was not his responsibility alone.
In accepting the resignation, VFF deputy chairman Nguyen Lan Trung said that the federation appreciated Quoc Tuan’s contribution to Vietnam football over the past six years.
“It is not because of public pressure (that I have decided to resign). I have resigned because I think it is time for the VFF to change,” said Tuan at the press briefing.
Tuan was the youngest general secretary of VFF when he was appointed to the position in 2005 at the age of 34-years-old. He represented Vietnam in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and also the AFF. Quoc Tuan was the first ever Vietnamese officially to join the confederation.
He will continue in both positions until the end of this term.
SOURCE: Vietnam News