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Sun Hei drawn against Al Faisaly in AFC Cup quarterfinals (2-Jun-2006)
Xiangxue Sun Hei were drawn against defending champions Al Faisaly in the AFC Cup Quarter-finals. Sun Hei, who reached the semifinals last year, powered their way to the top of Group E this time. However, the Jordon League Champions in what could give a tricky match for Sun Hei during the knockout stage. Sun Hei will play the first leg in Jordan on Sep 12 and the return leg will be played on Sep 19.

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Hong Kong thrash Iraq 6-2 (25-May-2006)
Hong Kong recovered from the defeat of Tajikistan and group favorites Japan after humiliating Iraq 6-2 in the AFC Futsal Championship 2006 in Tashkent yesterday. Kitchee's Liu Quankun bagged two, while Li Hang-wui, Leung Chi-kui, Cheung Kin-fung and Lo Kwan-yee were also on the scoresheet. After the victory, Hong Kong secured third place of Group B with 3 points.

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Au Wai-lun elected as Footballer of the Year (20-May-2006)
South China striker Au Wai-lun was elected as the Footballer of the Year last night. The veteran striker, who also won the vote in 1997, topped the poll after outstanding performance in his club. Kitchee's Dejan Antonic was named Coach of the Year while Tse Tak-him and Cheung Kin-fung shared the Best Young Player award. "It has a very tough year for me. However, I'm very happy to have this honor." Au said. Besides, Au Wai-lun was also elected as the Top Eleven Footballers along with Lee Kin-wo, Cristiano Cordeiro, Fan Chun-yip, Ambassa Gerard, Poon Yiu-cheuk, Keith Gumbs, Cheung Sai-ho, Fladimir Freitas, Lee Wai-man and Man Pei-tak.

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Sun Hei advance to AFC Cup quarter-finals (17-May-2006)
Hong Kong heavyweights Xiangxue Sun Hei advanced to the quarter-finals of AFC Cup after defeating Singapore's Home United 2-0 at the Bishan Stadium last night. Fladimir Freitas scored off the spot in the 22nd minute and Akosah extended the advantages in the 57th minute. After the win, Sun Hei finished top of group E with 13 points and were assured of their place in the quarter-finals. This is the second time Sun Hei qualified to the last eight of this competition.

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Hong Kong U-23 draw with PSV Eindhoven (16-May-2006)
Hong Kong U-23 team had a good start in preparing the Olympic Games Qualifiers after played out a 3-3 draw with PSV Eindhoven U-23 team in a friendly match at the HKFC stadium yesterday. Cheng Lai-hin, Chan Man-fai and Leung Chun-pong scored for Hong Kong at the 22nd, 65th and 84th minute respectively "I hope my players will further improve their teamwork and concentration. However, I'm satisfied with the result." Hong Kong assistant coach Chu Kwok-kuen said.
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Chan Wai-ho get Reading trial chance (10-May-2006)
According to a local media, Hong Kong International Chan Wai-ho will fly to England and trial with English League Championship club Reading FC in mid-June. Buler Rangers, Chan's current club has accepted his request if he decided to train at the Madejski side. "It's my dream to play for a big English club like Reading." Chan said. If Chan successfully joined Reading FC, he will be the second Hong Kong player to join an English club. The first player was Cheung Tsz-dau, who played for Blackpool FC between 1969-1971.

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Tchakounte confirm QPR move (6-May-2006)
Former Buler Rangers and Kitchee midfielder Armel Tchakounte confirmed his move to English League Championship club Queen's Park Rangers after he trained at Loftus Road earlier. The 27-year-old impressed local fans with big, strong, and great energy. He helped Kitchee to beat Italian giants Juventus in a friendly match earlier. "QPR are a big club and I'm looking forward to playing for them." said Tchakounte. "I'm also appreciate my fans in Hong Kong."

 
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Akosah's hat-trick helps Sun Hei crush New Radiant (4-May-2006)
FA Cup Champions Xiangxue Sun Hei continued their winning streak in the AFC Cup by whipping Maldives's New Radiant 5-2 at the Mong Kok Stadium on Wednesday. Sun Hei were trailing when the visitors was awarded a penalty on 3 minutes but Lai Kai-cheuk's clever shot restored the parity a minute later. Fladimir Freitas made it 2-1 in the 31st minute. Prolific striker Akosah extended the advantages 4 minutes after the break before New Radiant clawed back into the game in the 56th minute through Cristian Nitta. Akosah netted his brace in the 59th minute and scored the match-winner for the hosts 3 minutes later. The victory kept Sun Hei atop the Group E standings with 10 points. They will travel to Singapore to play Home United on May 16. [More]

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Tai Po promote to the first division (1-May-2006)

Tai Po edged Fukien 1-0 in the last round of second division and secured the second place of the standings with 51 points. Midfielder Li Wai-lim scored the consolidate goal in the 17th minute. After this match, they ensured a place for promoting to the first division along with HKFC next season. "It's really a big day for Tai Po citizens. We have proved that a district team is able to play at a higher level." said Tai Po secretary Chan Ping. "I hope the government and society can give more support on the development of district teams" [More]

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European giants take part in Soccer 7's (28-Apr-2006)
European giants will take part in this year's HKFC-Philips Lighting International Soccer Sevens. The annual event, which was organized by HKFA and sponsored by Philips Co. Ltd., is one of the most attractive football events in Hong Kong. League Champions Happy Valley, FA Cup Champions Xiangxue Sun Hei and Senior Shield Champions Kitchee will fight for honors against European giants such as Manchester United, Arsenal, Celtic, Glasgow Rangers and PSV. The competition was scheduled from May 19-21. [More]

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Xiangxue Sun Hei beat Perlis in AFC Cup?26-Apr-2006)
FA Cup Champions Xiangxue Sun Hei continued their good runs in AFC Cup by defeating Perlis 2-1 in Malaysia last night. The Hong Kong heavyweights threatened the home side with their efficient attacks. In the 12th minute, Fladimir Freitas opened the scoring for Sun Hei when he met a free-kick from Chan Yiu-lun with a powerful header. Chu Siu-kei extended the advantage 3 minutes later. In the 70th minute, Zacharia Simukonda's header reduced the deficit for Perlis. After the victory, Sun Hei pulled level with the Perlis on 7 points at the top of the standings. In contrast, Happy Valley suffered a second defeat in-a-row after beaten by Selangor 3-2 at the Mong Kok Stadium last night.

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South China was sent down to the second division (24-Apr-2006)
Struggling heavyweights South China ultimately relegate to the second division after drew with Citizen 1-1 at the Mong Kok Stadium yesterday. In front of 3,224 fans, South China started positively but Chen Qing and Au Wai-lun missed chances to go ahead early. It was the turning point of the game when young midfielder Leung Chun-pong gave Citizen the lead in the 17th minute. After that, South China played more aggressive and tried to chase the game. Their reward came when captain Au Wai-lun rolled the penalty kick into the lower left corner calmly in the 55th minute. In the 89th minute, Au Wai-lun wasted a glorious chance when he shot wide in the box. Both sides ultimately played out a 1-1 tie. After the draw, South China will relegate to the second division along with the bottom Hong Kong 08. "It's really a disappointing result" said South China captain Au Wai-lun. "I play all my effort to help my club to stay in the first division but unfortunately I was unable to do that."

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Hong Kong advanced to the finals (23-Apr-2006)
Hong Kong advanced to the AFC Futsal Championship 2006 finals after drew with Korea Republic 2-2 in Malaysia yesterday. Following the tie, Hong Kong finished second on superior goal difference ahead of Korea Republic. In another match, group favorites Australia thrashed Macau 16-2 and finish atop of the group.

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Hong Kong trounce Macau 14-2 (21-Apr-2006)
After a 3-2 edged by Australia, Hong Kong urged a win to keep their chance for the next stage of the AFC Futsal Championship 2006. Hong Kong fans were not disappointed as Hong Kong team trounced Macau 14-2 in their second match. Both Hong Kong and Korea Republic accumulated 3 points but Hong Kong have superior goal difference against Korea Republic. This meant that Hong Kong need a draw against Korea Republic in their final group match for the last available berth on Apr 22.

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Xiangxue Sun Hei lift FA Cup (17-Apr-2006)
Xiangxue Sun Hei lifted the Lanwa International FA Cup after beating Happy Valley 1-0 in the final at the Mong Kok Stadium yesterday. The only goal was scored by Hartwig Carlo Andre in the 72nd minute. Although Happy Valley strengthened their attrack, they failed to get through the wall. "I'm glad that we were able to play our own game, especially in the second half. My players showed good team spirit," said Sun Hei's Malaysian coach Ku Luen Khen.

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10-man Sun Hei hold by Perlis (12-Apr-2006)
Sun Hei held Malaysia's Pelis to a goalless draw in Group E of AFC Cup at the Mong Kok Stadium last night. Sun Hei started positively but failed to convert their chances. Sun Hei continued their pattern after the restart even striker Chan Ho-man was sent off for dangerous play in the 49th minute but they still failed to find the mark. Perlis now have seven points from three games while Sun Hei are on four. In another match, Happy Valley defeated by Selangor 4-3 in Malaysia.

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South China fight against relegation (26-Mar-2006)
Struggling heavyweights South China kept their hopes alive of surviving relegation when they edged Buler Rangers 1-0 at the Mong Kok stadium yesterday. Playmaker Yeung Ching-kwong fired the only goal in the 13th minute. After the win, South China accumulated 12 points, two-points behind Citizen. Both teams will play in the relegation battle on Apr 23. The losing side, together with Hong Kong 08, will relegate to the second division next season. "We have offered a special prize $100,000 for our players for a victory against Citizen and I hope they can make it." South China manager Peter Leung said.

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Lanwa International sponsors FA Cup (24-Mar-2006)
Lanwa International Properties Limited has signed a $200,000 deal with HKFA which become the title sponsor of FA Cup. This sponsor will see an attractive prizes for the participants as the champions will get $80,000 and the runners-up will get $20,000. The semi-finalist teams will also get $10,000 each.

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Xiangxue Sun Hei edged by Home United (22-Mar-2006)
10-man Xiangxue Sun Hei lost by a solitary goal to Home United in their second AFC Cup match last night. The match played with Xiangxue Sun Hei being the more dominant side, even their striker Julius Akosah was sent off in the 24th minute. The first half ended with neither team able to find the net. However, Indra Sahdan broke the deadlock on the 70th minute and seal the victory for the visitors. In another match, Happy Valley defeated by Tampines Rovers 3-1 in Singapore. [More]

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Kitchee claim Senior Shield title (19-Mar-2006)
Kitchee won their second title of this season with a 3-0 thrashing of heavyweights Happy Valley in the senior shield final at the Mong Kok Stadium yesterday. Happy Valley kept up the pressure on their opponent in the first half. However, St. Kitts & Nevis striker Keith Gumbs put Kitchee ahead before the break. In possession of the lead, Kithcee changed tack, got counter-attack and led to Ivan Jevic doubled the advantage in the 86th minute. Happy Valley defence caved when Ezeh Colly was sent off for an unprofessional behavior in the 89th minute and Kitchee's Keith Gumbs got the chance to made it 3-0.
 
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Good Start for Xiangxue Sun Hei (8-Mar-2006)
2005 AFC Cup semi-finalists Xiangxue Sun Hei got off this year campaign to a winning start with a 2-0 defeat of Maldives' New Radiant in Male yesterday. Prolific striker Julius Akosah netted a brace to seal the victory for the Hong Kong heavyweights. In another match, Happy Valley also began their campaign in style by thrashing Maldives league champions Hurriya S.C. 3-0 in at Mong Kok Stadium last night. [More]

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Happy Valley ready for AFC Cup (7-Mar-2006)
Happy Valley want to overcome last year's failure when they take on Maldives' Hurriya SC in the opening match of 2006 AFC Cup at the Mong Kok Stadium tonight. "We are fully capable of doing well in this year's AFC Cup. However, our players have to highly concentrate in the game", coach Wong Yiu-shun said. On the other hand, 2005 AFC Cup semi-finalists Xiangxue Sun Hei are also aims for a good start when they play New Radiant in Male.

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Hong Kong edge Bangladesh 1-0 (1-Mar-2006)
Hong Kong edged Bangladesh 1-0 in the AFC Asian Cup 2007 preliminary round at the Bangabandhu Stadium on Wednesday night. The only goal came from young striker Chan Siu-ki in the 83th minute. After the victory, Hong Kong accumulated three points and kept their chance in advancing the 2007 Asian Cup finals. They will take on Uzbekistan in the third qualifying match on Aug 16.
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Hong Kong crash 3-0 to Qatar (23-Feb-2006)
Hong Kong have opened their Asian Cup qualifiers campaign with a 3-0 lost to Qatar at the Hong Kong Stadium last night. Hong Kong fans were disappointed by Hussain Yaser and Sayd Ali Bechir's first half goals and forced Hong Kong on to the back foot. Although Hong Kong had an advantage when Seyd Ali Bechir was sent off for retaliation in the 80th minute, they still failed to produce a goal and also allowed Magid Mohd Hassan to sealed victory for the visitors.  [More]
 

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Hong Kong draw with India (19-Feb-2006)
Hong Kong held India to a 2-2 draw in a friendly match at the Hong Kong Stadium yesterday. Hong Kong started strongly and kept up the pressure in the first half. Gerard Ambassa Guy gave Hong Kong an early lead in the 3rd minute before Law Chun-pong made it 2-0 in the 17th minutes. However, the Indians levelled the proceedings through Syed Rahim Nabi and Bhaichung Bhutia's second half goals.
 

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Hong Kong hold Singapore 1:1 (16-Feb-2006)
Hosts Hong Kong squandered a goal lead to play a 1-1 draw with Singapore in a friendly yesterday. The visitors found themselves trailing 0-1 at the 65th minute when Hong Kong's Gerdard Ambassa Guy scored with a header. However, Singapore grabbed a equalised through a penalty kick just one minutes later. Hong Kong will take on India in their second warm-up match for the Asian Cup on Feb 18.

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Ng Wai-chiu return to Hong Kong team (8-Feb-2006)
Hong Kong International "Barmby" Ng Wai-chiu impressed in his debut for Chinese Super League giants Shanghai Shenhua by 1-0 edge Buler Rangers in the Hong Kong-Shanghai Club Competition yesterday. The 23-year-old defender moved to Shenhua club from rivals Shanghai Zhongbang two months ago. "It was a fantastic experience for me. Although I know it will be hard for me, I'm now set for a new challenge." Ng said. After the match, Hong Kong coach Lai Sun-cheung decided to include the talent youngster in the training camp. Hong Kong will open their campaign for the 2007 Asian Cup against former Gulf Cup Champions Qatar on Feb 22 .

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Hong Kong Youth wins Invitation Cup (6-Feb-2006)
Hong Kong U-17 team won the International Youth Football Invitation Tournament 2006 after finishing on top of the standings by drawing Chinese Taipei 1-1 at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground yesterday. Yan Chi-kan opened the scoring for the hosts on 51 minutes but the Taipei boys managed to equalise three minutes later through midfielder Wei Pei-lun. Chinese Taipei and Singapore finished second and third respectively.

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Hong Kong joins Futsal's Festival in Macau (5-Feb-2006)
Hong Kong will participate the Futsal Invitational Tournament in Macau scheduling from Feb 10 to 13. The tournament also features Thailand, China, Chinese Taipei, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Guam and hosts Macau. This is an important warm-ups for Hong Kong to prepare the Asian Futsal Championship which will be held in May.

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Denmark wins Carlsberg Cup (2-Feb-2006)
Denmark beat 2006 World Cup finalists South Korea 3-1 to win the annual Carlsberg Cup yesterday. Both teams were level 1-1 at the break. However, two second-half goals from Jesper Bech and Michael Silberbauer helped Denmark to lift the Cup. Earlier, Croatia hammered hosts Hong Kong 4-0 to finish third in the tournament. Hong Kong Coach Lai Sun-cheung satisfied his team's performance. "Our player showed speed, stamina and aggression when facing European giants. I think this is a good preparation for Asian Cup." Lai said. [More]

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South Korea meet Denmark in final (30-Jan-2006)
South Korea beat Croatia 2-0 to qualify for the final of the Carlsberg Cup 2006 yesterday. Kim Doo-jin gave South Korea the lead in the 36th minute. Lee Chun-soo extended the lead 7 minutes after the break. The Koreans will meet Denmark in the final, who drubbed hosts Hong Kong 3-0 in another match. [More]

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Fan Chun-yip decline Shenyang's offer (29-Jan-2006)
Hong Kong International Fan Chun-yip has declined the offer of Chinese Super League side Shenyang Jingde. Shenyang urged to sign the 29-year-old goalkeeper after an impressive show in the World Cup Qualifiers for Hong Kong few months ago. However, Fan decided to stay at Happy Valley until the end of the season. "Joining Shenyang is my hope, but it is not a right time." Fan said.

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Fresh appearance for HKFA Headquarter (29-Jan-2006)
Mr. Mohamed Bin Hammam, AFC President was invited to attend the Inauguration Ceremony of the HKFA Headquarter yesterday. The refurbishment work was mainly supported by FIFA. It was hoped that the new image of the HQs will bring a good atmosphere for Hong Kong football.

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Buler Rangers edge Kitchee 1-0 (22-Jan-2006)
Yip Chi-ho's consolidate goal helped Buler Rangers edged Kitchee 1-0 and climbed to the second place of the league with 22 points, just one point behind leaders Happy Valley. In another match, Defending champions Sun Hei were held to a 2-2 draw by Citizen. Law Chi-kwan and Lee Wai-lun scored for Sun Hei while Leung Chun-pong and Chao Pengfei levelled the game for Citizen.

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Guangdong lift Interport Cup (9-Jan-2006)
Guangdong lift the 28th Hong Kong-Guangdong Cup with a 2-1 win on aggregate over defending champions Hong Kong yesterday. Despite Hong Kong lead 1-0 through Poon Yiu-cheuk's penalty at home, they did not have obvious advantage in the second leg. In front of 15,000 fans, The Guangdong side took the lead in the 38th minute by Li Zhihai's header and his Riziquan teammate Wen Shiming added it to 2-0 in the 83rd minute to give Guangdong XI their eighteenth title. [More]

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Hong Kong face Qatar in Asian Cup Qualifiers (5-Jan-2006)
Hong Kong were drawn in Group F of the Asian Cup 2007 Qualifiers, which will face Uzbekistan, Bangladesh and reigning Gulf Cup champions Qatar. Hong Kong team will start the campaign against Qatar at home on February 22. The top two teams of the group will advance to the final competition. [Drawing result]

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Ng Wai-chiu joins Shanghai Shenhua (24-Dec-2005)
Chinese Super League giants Shanghai Shenhua SVA confirmed the transfer of Hong Kong International defender Ng Wai-chiu for the next season. Having been with Shanghai Zhongbang last season, Shenhua will be the second CSL club for the talented youngster over a four year span playing Chinese football. Ng Wai-chiu is the first Hong Kong player landing the Chinese Super League.

 

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Gerard and Cordeiro are ready for Hong Kong (22-Dec-2005)
Happy Valley's Gerard Ambassa and Sun Hei's Cristiano Cordeiro got their Hong Kong passport on time which means they can play for Hong Kong national team in upcoming Hong Kong-Guangdong Cup. Lai Sun-cheung, Hong Kong head coach expected that the two new faces will help Hong Kong to get good results in Carlsberg Cup and Asian Cup matches. Besides, Gerard's teammate Barnes Colly also agreed to serve for Hong Kong.

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Manchester United lifted ING Cup (24-Jul-2005)
Hong Kong was beaten by Manchester United 2-0 in the ING Cup at the Hong Kong stadium yesterday. In front of a crowd 34,000 spectators, Hong Kong defence was strong enough to resist the attack from the visitors in the first half. In the 42 minute, Hong Kong could open the scoring when veteran striker Au Wai-lun's explosive drive was just tip over by Van der Sar. However, Giuseppe Rossi and Dong Fangzhuo's second half goals helped Manchester United to kick off their Asia tour with a victory. Earlier, Brazil's Fluminense edged Paris St. German 1-0 to crown the Manchester United Premier Cup 2005 Champion. [More]

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Tai Po sunk by 'Samba' boys (21-Jul-2005)
Tai Po was defeated by Brazil's Fluminese 3-0 in the first round of the Manchester United Premier Cup U-15 finals at the Happy Valley Stadium yesterday. Fluminense started brightly, pushing from all sides but they found the Tai Po defence was so good and wasted several opportunities. The Brazilians changed their form after the restart and scored a triple which reflected the different level of both sides. Tai Po was the first Hong Kong youth team to participate the Premier Cup finals.

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Cris named player of the year (29-Jun-2005)
Sun Hei defender Cristiano Cordeiro was elected as the footballer of the year for second time yesterday. However, Cordeiro have been travelling abroad that did not attend the ceremony. Sun Hei captain Lee Kin-wo praised Cordeiro's spirit and commitment throughout the season. Meanwhile, Kitchee's Chan Ka-ki and Citizen's Tse Tak-him was voted as the young players of the year.

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Kitchee appointed Dejan as the new coach (25-Jun-2005)
First Division second runners-up Kitchee will be looking to make a clean break under new coach Dejan Antonic in new season. The Serbia-born Dejan helped his nation to lift World Youth Championship in 1987 and played for local club Instant-Dict few years ago. Kitchee fans expected the new coach will bring new elements to the club and also lead the team to make a new wave in domestic competition. Formerly coach Lam Hing-lun will focus on the club's youth development in new season.

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Hong Kong's women advanced to last eight (18-Jun-2005)
Hong Kong advanced to quarter-finals of the Asian Women Championship Qualifiers by trashing Maldives 4-0 in the last Group C match yesterday. Yau Ka-wai grabbed a double while Kwong Wing-yan and Ng Wing-kum also got on the scoresheet. Hong Kong's women will clash with hosts Vietnam in the quarter-final on Sunday.

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Hong Kong lifted Lion City Cup (11-Jun-2005)
Hong Kong U16 team lifted the Lion City Cup by defeating Malaysia 1-0 in the final yesterday. Tsang Kam-to scored the consolidation goal in the 36th minute. The victory also gave Kong Kong to revenge the 2-1 lost to the Malaysian side in the first round. Hong Kong youth team coach Tsang Wai-chung praised his boys' performance and hope they can do better later. Host Singapore and Brunei also took part in the tournament.

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Kitchee stun Juventus in Charity Cup (5-Jun-2005)
Kitchee stunned Italian Champions Juventus 7-5 on aggregate after penalty shootout in the Grand Promenade Cup at the Hong Kong stadium yesterday. Juventus scored twice through big names Del Piero and Pavel Nedved. It looked like the Italian were on course to win but a brace from Keith Gumbs restored the parity for Kitchee. Both sides were still a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes. In the penalty shootout, Juventus' Alessandro Birindelli sent high while Kitchee's kick were all on target. The victory shown Kitchee's capacity to be the giants killer of Italian clubs, who also beaten AC Milian 2-1 last year.

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Welcome ! (22-Dec-2005)

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