Assistant Đoàn Thị Kim Chi (proper) has had 25 years of soccer expertise. — Photograph thanhnien.vn
HÀ NỘI — Assistant coach of the Vietnamese girls’s workforce, Đoàn Thị Kim Chi has been praised for taking part in an essential half of their FIFA Ladies’s World Cup journey.
It is not been a simple experience, particularly after many members of the workforce grew to become contaminated with COVID-19.
From the squad of 23, a complete of 20 examined optimistic throughout their coaching camp in Spain. And to make issues worse, some had been the workforce docs.
With the medical employees out of motion, Chi stepped in to care for the optimistic sufferers.
“The physician was presupposed to care for the entire workforce, however nobody thought of what would occur if the physician additionally had COVID-19,” mentioned coach Mai Đức Chung.
“My assistant Chi needed to care for the physician and the workforce. I can not thank her sufficient.”
It’s well-known that each one profitable footballer managers are supported by a wonderful quantity two, and Chung isn’t any exception.
The 2022 Asian Cup was much more than only a regional event, the proper outcomes may springboard Viet Nam to the Ladies’s World Cup, they usually delivered.
Chi is the coach of the HCM Metropolis girls’s workforce. Nationwide gamers reminiscent of Cù Huỳnh Như, Chương Thị Kiều, Nguyễn Thị Bích Thùy, Trần Thị Thùy Trang, Trần Thị Kim Thanh, Trần Thị Phương Thảo, Trần Thị Thu, Nguyễn Thị Mỹ Anh and Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Ngân are educated by Chi on the HCM Metropolis workforce.
Most of Chi’s gamers competed within the two playoff matches in opposition to Thailand and Chinese language Taipei on the 2022 Asian Cup. They contributed three out of 4 objectives with Như, Kiều, and Thùy all discovering the web.
“There was nothing happier than seeing my footballers enjoying within the decisive match in opposition to Chinese language Taipei to compete for a slot to the World Cup finals,” mentioned Chi.
“Our era had been very hungry to safe a spot on the earth’s largest soccer occasion however we failed prior to now. Now we’ve executed it.
“Extra particularly, the scorers in that particular match with Chinese language Taipei had been Kiều and Thùy of HCM Metropolis FC. I used to be very emotional. My gamers had been superb. I’m grateful to them.”
Chi fell in love with soccer on the age of 18, when she was a college scholar.
The 42-year-old mentioned: “When learning on the College of Bodily Schooling and Sports activities, I acquired a suggestion to play soccer. I instantly agreed and educated with HCM Metropolis. Since then, I fell in love with the sport and started my skilled soccer profession.”
Over 10 years of enjoying for the nationwide workforce, Chi gained 4 SEA Video games gold medals, one title of Southeast Asian area, and 4 Vietnamese Golden Ball awards.
Chi’s picture together with her head lined in blood, decided to proceed enjoying on the 2019 SEA Recreation, is among the most iconic photos of Vietnamese soccer.
After she retired as a participant, Chi rapidly confirmed her capability as a coach. Previously seven years, Chi has helped HCM Metropolis win six nationwide championships.
After 25 years of following soccer, Chi just isn’t solely a logo of success but in addition performs the function of an inspirer for youthful generations.
Not too long ago, coach Chung informed the VFF he’ll step down on the finish of this 12 months due to his age, many consultants advisable Chi for the place of head coach of the Vietnamese girls’s workforce due to her information of Vietnamese girls’s soccer and devotion to the occupation.
“Kim Chi has good specialties and her World Cup expertise as an assistant might be a priceless asset for her to be a successor of coach Chung sooner or later,” mentioned knowledgeable Đoàn Minh Xương. VNS