Female coach Chan Yuen-ting makes history in men's football

Female coach Chan Yuen-ting makes history in men's football

As the saying goes, what a man can do, a woman can do better...

Chan Yuen-ting proved that by becoming the first woman to lead a men's team in a continental competition against Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao.

Female coach Chan Yuen-ting makes history in men's football

Chan Yuen-ting during the match

The occassion was however soured as her Eastern team were thumped 7-0 by Luiz Felipe Scolari's side after seeing her side reduced to nine men.

Eastern - the first team from Hong Kong to play in the AFC Champions League - were humiliated in China as hosts Guangzhou, managed by former World Cup winner Scolari, recorded 38 shots - 18 of which were on target - while their opponents failed to find the target with either of their two attempts.

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Ricardo Goulart opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Wong Tsz Ho was sent off in the third minute for a hand ball.

It was already 3-0 by the time Wong Chi-Chung was sent off for a second yellow card in the 34th minute, leaving the history-making Chan with the most difficult of tasks.

Ultimately, winger Liao Lisheng and defender Wang Shangyuan scored doubles, while Paulinho and Alan also got on the scoresheet.

In a video posted on Facebook by Goal.com, Scolari met up with Chang at the start of the match as history was made in Asia.

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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