HK Sapling score first goal but fail to end losing streak

Hong Kong Sapling scored their first goal in the top flight, but still fell to their fourth consecutive defeat in their debut season. The team, which comprises mainly Hong Kong under-21 members and a few expatriates, lost 3-1 to Citizen at Kowloon Bay Park last night.

Saturday, 15 October, 2011, 12:00am

Detinho's 37th birthday to remember

Brazilian striker Detinho celebrated his 37th birthday in style last night by scoring once and setting up another goal during Citizen's 3-1 victory over Tai Chung at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground. Detinho had a hand in teammate Helio Goncalves' opening goal in the 11th minute before scoring a minute later. Sham Kwok-keung added the third in the 56th minute.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Tempers flare as champs lose again

Ugly scenes marred yesterday's top-of-the-table clash with three red cards brandished as second-placed Citizen closed the gap on champions and leaders South China with a 2-1 win.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Detinho hat-trick clinches League Cup glory

Brazilian striker Detinho rediscovered his goalscoring touch in timely fashion yesterday, taking South China to League Cup glory with a hat-trick in an enthralling 4-2 victory over Kitchee at Mong Kok Stadium.The towering forward had been noticeably quiet in last week's goalless AFC Cup draw against Maldives side Victory SC, but the 34-year-old marksman found his scoring boots once again to ha

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Croat 'bandits' out to snatch rich HK purse

They loved the idea of upsetting the establishment so much, that when a group of students from the city of Split decided to form a football team back in 1911, they decided to adopt the title Hadjuk.

In Balkan folklore, the Hadjuk is a romanticised figure who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, someone like Robin Hood.

10 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Official attacks HKFA over its player insurance

A leading club official has criticised the Hong Kong Football Association for failing to carry their share of insurance and medical costs for players hurt when playing for Hong Kong.

Playing for the League XI side, South China striker Detinho was repeatedly clattered into by Guangdong players during the away leg of the annual Interport series in Foshan last week.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Detinho stuns Guangdong

Brazilian forward Detinho struck twice as the Hong Kong League XI stunned Guangdong 3-0 yesterday for the biggest winning margin against their neighbours in the Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup.

Hong Kong have got one hand on the trophy after running riot in the home leg at Hong Kong Stadium thanks to the two goals from the strapping South China forward.

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

South China set to jettison Mior

South China coach Casemiro Mior (pictured) appears to be headed for the exit despite having played a major role in their transformation into the dominant team in Hong Kong.

The Caroliners are braced for a major reshuffle, with the Brazilian coach just one of several key figures expected to leave the club.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Caroliners end seven-year wait

South China completed a remarkable one-year turnaround yesterday when they were crowned the Coolpoint Ventilation First Division League champions after beating Lanwa 3-1 in Dongguan City Stadium.

28 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

South China recruit Portuguese help

A hefty HK$10 million - much of it to be spent on a legion of talented Portuguese - will be lavished on South China this season to try to restore Hong Kong's most famous club to its glory days.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am