Vietnamese youngsters Nguyen Cong Phuong and Nguyen Tuan Anh has started for Japanese clubs Mito Hollyhock and Yokohama FC, respectively, in the first round of the 2016 Emperor’s Cup last weekend.
Both clubs have won their matches to advance to the second round. Yokohama FC recorded a 5-0 victory against Yamagata University, while Yuki Yamamura’s late goal helped Mito Hollyhock to bring down Tokyo International University.
Cong Phuong and Tuan Anh have played in the J2 league for their clubs on loan from Hoang Anh Gia Lai since the start of the season. However, both footballers haven’t been able to secure a first-team place yet.