Women's tourney kicks off next week
The annual tournament has attracted six teams, competing in a two-leg round-robin format. The first leg will finish on March 26. The second leg will be played from June 9 to 26 in
The winners will take home VND80 million (US$4,200). The runners-up will pocket VND60 ($3,100) million and VND30 million (VND1,570) respectively.
Defending champions Ha Noi Trang An 1, formed by a merger of Ha Noi and the former Ha Tay team, are favoured to retain the cup. They have seven players from the national team which won gold in the women's football at the Southeast Asian Games in
However, Ha Noi 1 will miss 2008 Golden Ball winner striker Do Thi Ngoc Cham, out injured until about May.
The opening match of the tournament on Monday will be between hosts Phong Phu Ha
Last year's first runner-up Viet Nam Coal and Minerals face HCM City who have recently snagged VND4.5 billion ($235,600) sponsorship.
Ha Noi 1 will meet Ha Noi Trang An 2 today.