Thank you notes that Hanoi FC posted on its Facebook page as it announced not to further its contracts with French forward Papa Ibou Kébé and Senegalese striker Pape Omar Faye.
Hanoi FC has decided against extending the contracts of Senegalese striker Pape Omar Faye and French forward Papa Ibou Kébé.
The runners up of 2020 V. League 1 made the announcement on its official Facebook page Tuesday, thanking the footballers for their contributions and wishing them luck for the future.
Pape Omar joined the club in 2019 and scored a total 15 goals during his first V. League 1 season, helping Hanoi FC scoop the championship last year. But this season, the 33-year-older striker spent most of his time on the bench after sustaining an injury, only appearing in six out of 14 games and scoring two goals.
Simultaneously, the club bid farewell to forward Kébé, who joined Hanoi FC during its 2019 V. League campaign, and only scored five goals in 14 games. The Hang Day-based club lent the 31-year-old player to Quang Nam FC, whom he failed to help save from relegation.
The 2020 V. League 1 wrapped up Monday with Viettel on top with 41 points after edging out Saigon FC with a 1-0 victory.
Hanoi FC, which earned 39 points, is now restructuring the team to prepare for 2021 V. League 1, scheduled to commence on January 16.
The club currently has two imported talents left – Ugandan midfielder Moses Oloya and Jamaican forward Rimario Gordon.