|Nam Dinh football players celebrates their goal against Can Tho, which help them stay with the V-league for the next season.|
Nam Dinh Football Club, third last in the V-League, secured the final berth in the next V-League season Sunday by beating First Divisionâs third best, Can Tho, 1-0 in a play-off at Chi Lang Stadium in Da Nang.
Philip Okoroâs second-half header gave Nam Dinh a hard-fought victory. Can Tho had more scoring chances but strikers William Santos and Das Silva and defender Quoc Trung wasted them all.
Itâs the second time Can Tho has lost a play-off for a V-League berth, and shows the Mekong Delta side is prone to buckle against an experienced team.
Reported by Duc Chien