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Fan Zhiyi joins Buler Rangers  

Fan Zhiyi became the most well-known players from the mainland when Buler Rangers signed the former China national team captain as player-coach yesterday. Fan played for English club Crystal Palace, Cardiff City as well as Scottish Premier side Dundee few years ago. He also participated 2002 World Cup finals for China. Li Fai-lap, General Secretary of Buler Rangers expected that Fan's experience will help the team to get better result and help the development of young players in new season.


Manchester United lifted ING Cup

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]


Tai Po sunk by 'Samba' boys

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.

Cordeiro named player of the year

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.


Kitchee appointed Dejan as the new coach  

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.


Hong Kong's women advanced to last eight  

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.











[23-Jul-2005] ING Manchester United Cup : Hong Kong 0:2 Manchester United
World Ranking: 120

Sun Hei 34
Happy Valley 32
Kitchee 27
Buler Rangers 26
Citizen 22
at 21.5.05



Clodoaldo OLIVERIA 27
CHAN Siu-ki 19
AKOSAH Julius 17
MA Shuai 16
EDER Jose Ferreira 12
Alcantara FABIO 10
AU Wai-lun


WONG Chun-yue 9
at 25.5.05



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