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REVEAL: Nguyen Cong Phuong joins a Belgian club this season

REVEAL: Nguyen Cong Phuong joins a Belgian club this season

The Vietnamese team striker Nguyen Cong Phuong will wear the Sint-Truiden club's shirt to play in the Belgian national championship.

Information posted on the Sponichi (Japan) afternoon of June 30th, with the title "Sint-Truiden recruited former Mito Hollyhock player with the nickname: Messi Vietnam".

According to VnExpress, a few days, Sint-Truiden and Cong Phuong will sign a contract in Ho Chi Minh City. The contract period may be one year.

Sponichi is Alexa's sports newspaper ranked second in Japan, after Nikkan Sports. Sint-Truiden Club is playing in the Belgian national championship. Season 2018-2019, they ranked seventh in 16 teams with 47 points over 30 rounds - less than just two points compared to the group that played in the cup championship.

Sint-Truiden is owned by Japanese company from November 2017. In the period of 2018-2019, five Japanese players joined the team, Takehiro Tomiyasu (who moved to Bologna), Wataru Endo, Takahiro Sekine Kosuke Kinoshita and Daichi Kamada. Daniel Schmidt - Japan goalkeeper - will also move to Belgium in the summer of 2019.

"Sint-Truiden wants to expand the market to Asia and decides to recruit Cong Phuong", Sponichi said.

About Nguyen Cong Phuong, this page wrote: "This striker is 1.68 m tall and has the nickname Messi Vietnam. He left HGL to Mito Hollyhock in 2016. Cong Phuong did not show the ability to play seven matches, but accumulated a lot of experience in Japan. At the January 2019 Asian Cup in the UAE, he played an important role in helping Vietnam in the group of eight strong teams. This season, Cong Phuong plays football on loan at Incheon United".

Sint-Truiden club was founded in February 1924, each national champion in 1966. Their home team Stayen has a capacity of 14,600 seats in the city of Sint-Truiden, Limburg province. They are led by Belgian coach Marc Brys.