The Chinese Football Association stated that the decision to appoint Shui Qingxia was based on the previous selection and appointment work, based on extensive consideration and careful study. 54-year-old Shui Qingxia is currently coaching the Shanghai Women’s Football Team. She has played for the Chinese Women’s Football Team for many years. She was one of the silver medalists of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Women’s Football Team. In September of this year, as the interim head coach, she led the Chinese women’s football team participating in the joint team to win the gold medal in the Shaanxi National Games. Her first task after taking office is to start a training camp in the middle of next month to prepare for the Women’s Asian Cup to be held in India at the end of January next year.
Chen Wanting, nicknamed “Niu Maru,” was reported last month by the mainland media that she might “upset” another popular candidate Su Zhao Junzhe to win the Chinese women’s football coach. However, the former coach of the Hong Kong Super League team Oriental Dragon and Lions recently accepted When interviewed by internal media, they admitted that there was “still a certain distance” from the position. Although ultimately lost the opportunity to lead the Chinese women’s football team, Chen Wanting will still lead the Hainan Qiongzhong Women’s Football Team in this year’s China Women’s League B.
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