AFC Cup draw favours South China

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 30 June, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 30 June, 2009, 12:00am

South China boss Steven Lo Kit-sing was in confident mood after the Hong Kong champions drew Uzbek side Neftchi for the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup. 'The Hong Kong team drew twice with their national team in the 2006 Asian Cup qualifiers, so their standard is not very high,' said Lo. 'We are very confident, particularly after the convincing victory over [Singapore's] Home United [in the last 16]. The real test will come in the semi-finals when we will face a Kuwati or Iraqi team.' South China will play away on September 15 before hosting the Uzbeks on September 30 at Hong Kong Stadium.