Diakité had previously said goodbye to Vietnam in a post on Facebook, but he eventually continued his journey here by signing with Saigon.
With five losses in a row, Saigon are at the bottom of V. League 2021 with only six points after eight games. Therefore, finding a new quality foreign player is considered a top priority to improve the club’s results.
Saigon’s current foreign players have not been in good form since the start of this season. The 40-year-old Japanese midfielder Daisuke Matsui could not play all matches due to his age, as with 35-year-old Japanese striker Hiroyuki Takasaki. Brazilian center-back Thiago Santos did not help improve Saigon’s defense as the club conceded 10 goals after eight games.
Diakité will start playing for Saigon in the second leg of the season, starting from round 11 on April 27-28.