HANOI (16 Dec 2011) – In order to inject more professionalism in referees officiating in the V-League 2012, the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) opened a training course this week.
Other than for referees, the course is also opened to match supervisors and co-ordinators for the new season of Vietnam’s top-flight football.
The VFF have also invited officials from the Social Order Crime Investigation Police Department to address the issue of corruption and match-fixing where at the end of last season, the National Referee Council suspended three referees Nguyen Cong Trong from Ben Tre Province, Nguyen Van Quyet from Thai Binh Province and Do Quoc Hoai from Hanoi from the V-League 2012.
The National Referee Council also criticised three other referees for their mistakes in matches last season – including Ngo Quoc Hung, Vo Minh Tri and Nguyen Trung Kien.
“There are refereeing weaknesses in the V-League and the board will take drastic action to monitor and discipline referees,” said council chairman Duong Vu Lam, who is also a vice-president of the AFF.
“Referees and match officials who fail to meet health requirements set during the current training course will be removed from officiating duties.”