[Official] Coach Mai Duc Chung continues to lead Vietnam women’s national team

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and Coach Mai Duc Chung have agreed to a new contract extension, reappointing him as the head coach of the Vietnam women’s national football team. The agreement was reached on May 9, 2024, and will see Coach Chung lead the team until December 31, 2025.

Coach Chung had previously decided to take a break from his coaching duties after a successful stint at the 32nd SEA Games in 2023, where he led the Vietnamese women’s team to their fourth consecutive gold medal. However, after a period of rest and time spent with his family, he felt reinvigorated and ready to return to the helm of Vietnam’s women’s football.

During his tenure, Coach Mai Duc Chung has been instrumental in the development of women’s football in Vietnam, securing 6 out of 8 SEA Games gold medals. He also made significant progress on the international stage, qualifying the team for the Women’s World Cup 2023 despite numerous challenges, including a COVID-19 outbreak within the team during the Asian qualifiers.

Coach Chung expressed his enthusiasm about his return, stating, “This year, the team will not participate in any international tournaments. However, we are planning an overseas training camp in either July or August. After the camp, the players will return to compete in the domestic league, and the Ho Chi Minh City team will participate in the Women’s AFC Champions League. This will set the foundation for us to prepare for significant upcoming events in 2025, including the Southeast Asian Championship, the 2025 SEA Games, and the Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers.”

He emphasized his commitment to the role and the future of Vietnamese women’s football, affirming that he and his coaching staff will focus diligently on achieving their objectives and continuing to build on the team’s impressive achievements. The federation and fans alike look forward to the continued impact of Coach Mai Duc Chung on the national team, aiming for further success and development in women’s football in Vietnam.

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