Almeida now wears Navibank Saigon jersey (Pic: Anh Tai)
Navibank Saigon, who escaped from relegation through play-off last season, seems becoming a new powerhouse in V-League. A series of Vietnamese internationals have joined the club which is based in the most prosperous city of Vietnam. Nguyen Quang Hai, Phan Van Tai Em, Luong Van Duoc Em and Phan Van Santos are the most notable names. In term of foreigners, the club has recruited V-League 2007 & 2008 top scorer Jose Emidio Almeida, whose talent had been proved for recent years. Some other names such as Thai international Nirut Surasiang, Brazilian duo Leandro Cruz and Giovanni are also quality ones. It seems an interesting season is awaiting for Navibank Sai Gon.