Chairman of the Vietnam Professional Football Company (VPF) Vo Quoc Thang has announced that Japanese consultants will come to Vietnam in the coming months to assist the development of the county’s local leagues.

Thang and Kazumi Ohigashi, the J-League chairman, met last week and agreed to form a long-term partnership aimed at improving the quality of domestic football in the two countries.

As part of the new agreement, Japan’s experts are flying to Vietnam to help the VPF oversee their management structure and lure more sponsors and supporters from local and international areas.

Kazuyoshi Tanabe, the first consultant, will begin working on February 20. To mark the new partnership, the Vietnamese under-15 team will meet their Japanese counterparts in August.-VNA