|Representatives of the PVF Football Academy and FK Sarajevo Club of Bosnia & Herzegovina at the signing ceremony on October 29
Under the terms of the deal, the Vingroup-owned PVF Football Academy and FK Sarajevo will cooperate on speciality and technique. FK Sarajevo will bring Vietnamese players to train and compete in Bosnia & Herzegovina and vice versa.
It is a three-year deal (2019-2022) and can be extended with the agreement of both sides.
PVF General Director Phan Thu Huong said with the aim of training and improving skills of Vietnamese footballers, FK Sarajevo will become a stage to bring Vietnamese footballers to Europe. Sarajevo also supplies quality foreign players for domestic teams. The PVF and Sarajevo will together share knowledge, experience in training and developing footballers, with the aim of Vietnamese football reaching the final round of the FIFA World Cup 2026.
Meanwhile, Chairman of FK Sarajevo Senad Jahic said that Vietnamese football has made quick progress in regional and world events. PVF has had many players contributing to the achievements of national teams, such as entering the final round of the FIFA World Cup U20 2017, first runners-up at the AFC U23 Championship 2018, winner of AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 and one of best four teams of ASIAD 2018.
He believed that cooperation will be a chance to develop football in both countries as well as improve the image of Vietnam and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
During the visit and working in Vietnam, U19 players of FK Sarajevo will take part in the International U21 Football Tournament to be held in the central city of Da Nang from October 30 to November 5.
Earlier, Vingroup and the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) signed a cooperation agreement to train and prepare for international tournaments during 2019-2024, towards the target of entering the final round of the Olympics 2024 and World Cup 2026.