Caroliners aim to test themselves against region's best teams

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 October, 2011, 12:00am


South China will host the Lunar New Year tournament despite a poor finish in their debut appearance. Club convenor Steven Lo Kit-sing said they had approached teams from the Chinese Super League as well as the J-League and K-League for the annual tournament to be held on January 23 and 26. South China have also extended invitations to teams in northern Europe, where clubs will be enjoying a winter break. 'We have already received the green light from the Hong Kong Football Association to stage the tournament,' said Lo. 'It will be another good opportunity for us to test ourselves against the top regional teams.' South China finished last in the four-team event this year, behind mainland sides Tianjin and Guangzhou and Ulsan of South Korea.