Striker Cong Phuong joins J2-League club on loan

Wednesday, 2015-12-23 17:35:41
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President of Mito Hollyhock FC Numata Kunio, striker Cong Phuong and President of Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC Doan Nguyen Duc at the signing ceremony. (Credit:
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NDO – Promising Vietnamese striker Nguyen Cong Phuong is joining Mito Hollyhock, a J2-League football club, on a one-year loan from a V-League representative, Hoang Anh Gia Lai, under a US$100,000 contract signed in Ho Chi Minh City on December 23.

Accordingly, after returning from the 2016 AFC Championship finals along with Vietnam’s U-23 team in late January, Phuong will depart for Japan to join Mito in preparation for the 2016 season.

The Nghe An-born striker will wear the no. 16 jersey at Mito and enjoy a monthly salary of about US$3,000, along with other bonuses.

Addressing the signing, Phuong expressed his delight to be a member of Mito, which he said was a great team with professional supporters.

Playing for a J2-League team would be a precious and meaningful experience in his football career, Phuong added.

For his part, President of Mito Hollyhock Numata Kunio expressed his hope that the presence of Phuong would bring a fresh wind to the team making it among the J2-League’s top nine performers next season.

Cong Phuong is the second player of Hoang Anh Gia Lai to be exported to Japan, after his teammate Tuan Anh, who signed a one-year contract with another J2-League club, Yokohama, on December 11.