Binh Duong football
club currently has five foreign players: Philani, Obina, Lee Nguyen,
Leandro and Osita. However, the club can use up to four foreign players
at the upcoming V-League 2011.
its ambition to win the V-League 2011, Binh Duong wants to use all five
foreign players. The club has asked for the Vietnamese citizenship for
Philani and assisted Vietnamese American Lee Nguyen to get his
Vietnamese citizenship because Lee Nguyen’s family had already submitted
said that perhaps Lee Nguyen would be recognized as a Vietnamese
citizen in early 2011 so he can play as a domestic player after the
second round of V-League 2011.
Lee Nguyen becomes a naturalized Vietnamese, he will not be able to
play for the Vietnamese national squad because he had played for the
American youth team and the American squad.
Nguyen, 25, joined Hoang Anh Gia Lai club in 2009 with a 3-year
contract. In the first football season, he scored 12 goals for the team.
However, Hoang Anh Gia Lai broke its contract with Lee Nguyen in
mid-2010. Nguyen moved to Binh Duong since then.
Source: VietNamNet News