Liga Santander

Female coach ready to take on Scolari

The first test of Chan Yuen-ting's assignment as the first female coach in the Asian Champions League couldn't be much more difficult, considering she's taking her Hong Kong club to big-spending Guangzhou Evergrande to play a team guided by World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

The 28-year-old Chan led Eastern FC to the Hong Kong Premier League title in 2016 and her reward is a first game in Asia against one of most famous coaches in the world and most powerful clubs on the continent.

"We will not be taking the game lightly," Scolari said. "We are expecting a tough game and know that it is important to get off to a good start in this competition."