JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Cantho Catfish hopes to begin new conquest at VBA

Cantho Catfish hopes to begin new conquest at VBA

Thursday, December 23, 2021, 09:51 GMT+7
Cantho Catfish hopes to begin new conquest at VBA
Cantho Catfish’s William Tran (right) competes against Thang Long Warriors’ Tim Guers. Photo: VBA

Cantho Catfish has started their journey to bring back past glory at the VBA Premier Bubble Games - Brought to you by NovaWorld Phan Thiet 2021.

Before the VBA Premier Bubble Games 2021, Cantho Catfish made a revolutionary move by accepting the transfer of Tam Dinh to Hanoi Buffaloes for the 2022 VBA in exchange for William Tran.

With Tam Dinh’s departure, the Cantho Catfish formation that won the 2018 VBA was left with only Le Hieu Thanh, marking their new beginning to conquer the VBA.

Cantho Catfish’s Le Hieu Thanh breaks through Thang Long Warriors players. Photo: VBA

Cantho Catfish’s Le Hieu Thanh breaks through Thang Long Warriors players. Photo: VBA

New names, new hopes

Cantho Catfish selected William Tran as their first choice after Tam Dinh.

Although it was obvious that William Tran needed more time to fill the void left by Tam Dinh in his first season with the Catfish, the Vietnamese-Canadian player’s potential and efforts were noticeable, with a diverse scoring ability, according to experts.

As for foreign players, Jared Sam and Javis Summers are both quality shooters. 

Unfortunately, Summers suffered a serious injury early on, so he could not make much contribution.

Despite that, Cantho Catfish fans still have every confidence in the two foreign players’ performance for the new season.

Cantho Catfish’s Jarvis Summers holds the ball against a Thang Long Warriors player. Photo: VBA

Cantho Catfish’s Jarvis Summers holds the ball against a Thang Long Warriors player. Photo: VBA

Domestic players yet to unleash full potential

Two years ago, Cantho Catfish was considered one of the strongest teams at the VBA despite losing to Saigon Heat in the 2019 VBA finale.

But at the 2021 VBA, they only played better than Nha Trang Dolphins, who had no wins throughout the season. 

A transformation to bring back their past glory is definitely the target of Cantho Catfish’s coaching board right now.

Cantho Catfish has relatively quality domestic players under the command of captain Le Hieu Thanh. 

Cantho Catfish’s Nguyen Van Vinh drives past Nha Trang Dolphins players. Photo: VBA

Cantho Catfish’s Nguyen Van Vinh drives past Nha Trang Dolphins players. Photo: VBA

However, what they showed was not commensurate with the audience’s expectations.

A few bright spots such as Nguyen Van Vinh’s 22 points in 23 minutes against Nha Trang Dolphins at the 2021 VBA did not help rectify the overall situation.

Le Hieu Thanh proved to be the most enthusiastic and high-caliber Vietnamese player, whose contributions were sometimes not reflected in the statistics but in favor of tactics and gameplay, in the entire experimental series this year.

Therefore, there is no question about the continual presence of Thanh in the Cantho Catfish lineup as a leader and an anchor for other players in the future.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news