Football in Hong Kong

Leung tips Sutcliffe to take hot seat

Mark Sutcliffe's credentials for the position of chief executive of the Hong Kong Football Association have been endorsed by top official Brian Leung Hung-tak, who said the former change agent was the 'right choice' for the job.

Wednesday, 13 June, 2012, 12:00am

Kitchee's Arsenal clash looks set to be a sell-out

Nearly half the tickets have been snapped up for Arsenal's visit next month when they take on local champions Kitchee at Hong Kong Stadium - and this even before the fate of their captain Robin van Persie has been decided.

The 29-year-old striker has a year left on his Emirates contract but is believed to be keen on a transfer.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Sutcliffe throws hat in ring for top HKFA position

The man responsible for the blueprint to pull Hong Kong soccer out of the doldrums - Project Phoenix - is the frontrunner to take over as the new chief executive of the Hong Kong Football Association.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Past and present teammates to feature in Cordeiro testimonial

A testimonial match will take place at Mong Kok Stadium on Sunday for veteran Cristiano Cordeiro, who finished his 14-year career in Hong Kong this season, steering Sunray Cave Sun Hei to the Senior Shield title in the process. The Brazilian centre-half, who joined South China in 1998 at the age of 24, won the Player of the Year award in 2001 and 2005.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

My links with clubs fell apart, says McKie

Gordon McKie has spoken for the first time about his departure as Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) chief executive after less than six months - confirming that the breakdown in his relationship with powerful first division clubs was the reason.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Time to cut soccer's Gordian knot

Most people would greet the news that Scot Gordon McKie has packed up and gone home to Britain by asking, Gordon who? That is not surprising, since he spent only six months here. But it is a shame for two reasons. His job - turning round Hong Kong's hugely underperforming local soccer scene - could have made his name. And taxpayers had a stake in his success.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

No winner in HKFA v McKie

Like a shooting star, Gordon McKie's reign at the Hong Kong Football Association was brief, and ended in a crash and burn. But it was nothing as spectacular as a meteor's fiery path across the sky if you believe the HKFA's point of view.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Search for new CEO begins as McKie flies home

Scot Gordon McKie left Hong Kong yesterday after a brief and unsuccessful stint as the Football Association's first chief executive officer.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ajax, Chelsea players make it a magical week for football fans

Last week was an exciting one for young footballers in Hong Kong.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Deal done to end McKie's brief stay

The saga over Gordon McKie's future is expected to end today with the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) agreeing a deal to part ways with their first ever chief executive after just six months.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

McKie and HKFA face crunch talks

Scot Gordon McKie has returned to Hong Kong for showdown talks with the HK Football Association over his future.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Kitchee seek to top group with win over Terengganu

High-flying Kitchee are determined to extend their love affair with the AFC Cup, and that will hinge a great deal on the outcome of tonight's final group encounter against Terengganu of Malaysia at Tseung Kwan O.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chance for Kitchee to cement credentials

Victory over Tuen Mun tonight would allow Kitchee to place one hand on the all-important BMA First Division title and cement their position as the number one team in town in recent times.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Despite sitting in box seat, heat is still on for Kitchee

Kitchee's bid to open a safety valve with the pressure mounting as the season draws to an end was not as successful as the Hong Kong champions would have liked after Singapore's Tampines Rovers held them to a scoreless draw in the AFC Cup.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Kitchee hope to get title in bag in time for Sevens

Footballer of the Year Roberto Losada is hoping Kitchee can seal the BMA First Division title early, so they can return to defend their HKFC Citibank International Sevens title next month.

The Spanish striker (pictured) has fond memories of the tournament when he scored the only goal in last year's final against Celtic.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am