Saturday, December 31, 2005

Vietnam's assistant coach sacked over fixing

Vietnamese team assistant coach Le Thuy Hai has been sacked as head coach of top V-League outfit Da Nang for ‘dereliction of duty’ leading to match-rigging in the recent SEA Games, reported AFCMedia.

The sacking was confirmed by Director of the Da Nang sports department, Le Nguyen Hong, to Thanh Nien newspaper, days after after a Da Nang footballer, Quoc Anh, was arrested for match fixing and two others, Hai Lam and Phuoc Vinh, were questioned by the police.

Le Thuy Hai, assistant coach under Austrian Alfred Riedl, is alleged to have known about the fixing plans from captain Tai Em well before a SEA Games game but failed to act or inform the coach.

See also: Vietnam FA VP resigns, FIFA fines hits players (28 Dec) and Latest football match-fixing "must be eliminated" (18 Oct).

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