Ninh Thuan is all excited about hosting the National Under-13 football championship (July 20-29) and the National U21 football championship from September 25 to October 5.
The south central province has been organizing football activities because relevant agencies want to gradually build a strong foundation for the growth of football in the province rather than trying to get good results by buying excellent players from other locations.
It all started last year when the Vietnam Football Federation, Thanh Nien newspaper and Thanh Nien Media Corporation agreed to let Ninh Thuan host the 16th edition of the national U21 football championship 2012.
After successfully hosting a friendly match between Vietnam's U21s and Thailand's U21s last October, several football fields and facilities in Ninh Thuan have been improved.
Recently, construction and installation of the lighting system at the main stadium got underway. It will not only be used for the national U21 contest but also for lots of cultural and sports activities and international contests in the future.
Vo Dai, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, has showed his interest and determination in improving football in the province. He recently said that the province's U21 team will be the new face of Ninh Thuan and that necessary preparations be made to meet expectations of the provincial public.
The People's Committee has also decided to use funds from the province's budget to develop its U21 football team.