Goalie Fan out of HK's Asian Cup qualifier

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 18 January, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 18 January, 2009, 12:00am

A neck injury has ruled Happy Valley goalkeeper Fan Chun-yip out of Hong Kong's Asian Cup qualifier against Bahrain next week. Fan, who played for Hong Kong in the two-leg Interport Cup against Guangdong earlier this month, hurt his neck during training last week. He was sporting a neck brace when watching the team's training at Sai Tso Wan yesterday. 'I cannot recover in time for Wednesday's match against Bahrain, but I'll consult the physician to see if I can make it for the away match against Yemen the following week,' he said.