At the ceremony to announce the new sponsor of V.League 2018 held in HCM City on March 6 (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam Nutrition Food JSC (Nutifood) has become the main sponsor of V.League 2018, announced the Vietnam Professional Football company (VPF) in Ho Chi Minh City on March 6.

The tournament will be named the Nuti Café V.League 2018 under the new deal. It is scheduled to take place from March 10 to October 6 with 14 football clubs competing in 182 matches through 26 rounds.

Chairman of Nutifood Tran Thanh Hai voiced his hope that the sponsorship will contribute to the development of Vietnam’s football and pushing it to a higher level.

The champion will walk home with a prize worth three billion VND (131,730 USD), while the runner-up receives half of that amount and third-place team earns 750 million VND (about 33,000 USD).-VNA