Saigon Xuan Thanh Cement, Tampines Rovers AFC Cup opponent in their opening game, had sacked their coach after their heavy defeat in the Vietnam Super Cup.
They lost 0-4 against V-league champions SHB Da Nang.
But one wondered if it was because of their defeat or because the coach failed to prevent the players under his charge from being involved in match-fixing.
Vietnam Professional Football JSC’s senior official Nguyen Van Vinh has 'shocked' V-league football by claiming an anonymous
message sent to some VPF’s officials, before the match, alleged Saigon Xuan Thanh
Cement will be defeated by more than three goals.
results were exactly as this message: Saigon Xuan Thanh Cement lost in a
game that the team played very poorly.
VPF’s Ethical Advisory Committee would investigate
the case and is working with police on the case.