Chan Yuen Ting becomes first ever female head coach in HKPL

With the news coming from the Eastern camp today that their head coach Yeung Ching Kwong would be moving to Chinese League One side Meizhou Hakka FC as an assistant coach, the title hopefuls also took the opportunity to announce his replacement. 27-year-old Chan Yuen Ting is a rising star in Hong Kong’s football scene and has earned her spurs as an assistant coach for both Sun Pegasus and Southern District previously. Last season she won three titles with the Sun Pegasus U-18 youth team, and she has also coached the Hong Kong Women’s Representative soccer and futsal teams.

Chan currently holds an AFC A Licence, the second highest coaching certificate in the region, and has become an official coaching instructor for the Hong Kong Football Association.

Gender aside, as one of the youngest head coaches in the Hong Kong Premier League, Chan Yuen Ting has already made history – and we are excited to see her in action for league championship contenders Eastern, managing the likes of Yapp Hung Fai, Festus Baise, Xu Deshuai and Andrew Barisic.

Former Eastern coach Yeung Ching Kwong will depart for Meizhou Hakka FC. Located just 400 km away from Hong Kong in Guangdong Province, the club was founded in 2013 and has just been promoted to China’s second tier. It is said that  Lee Chi Ho might join Meizhou in January 2016 as well, after terminating his contract with Premier League club Hong Kong Rangers.

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