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Hong Kong C Team

Syrians quick to punish HK's defensive failings

Hong Kong coach Kenny Lai Sun-cheung was left with no doubt of the enormity of the challenge facing his Olympic hopefuls last night at Hong Kong Stadium after their second straight loss in group B qualifying.

Thursday, 15 March, 2007, 12:00am

Cheung ponders staying on

Hong Kong midfielder Cheung Sai-ho is likely to delay his retirement from the SAR team and wear the bauhinia badge one last time against 1994 Asian Games champions Uzbekistan in the Asian Cup qualifiers next month.

19 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Quick Quirk defends trophy

Australia's Bryce Quirk held off a strong field to successfully defend his Macau ITU Triathlon title yesterday.

With ideal overcast but dry weather conditions, Quirk - ranked seventh in the world - posted a fast time of one hour, 55 minutes and 22 seconds to fend off Jan Rehula of the Czech Republic and former world champion Peter Robertson of Australia.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Isola proves a draw for elite

Isola Bar + Grill is a hit. The latest venture by the Va Bene Group is proving popular with the elite of Hong Kong.

The 7,000 sq ft, two-level restaurant, with the huge outdoor terrace and the spectacular view has amazed all who have been lucky enough to get a sneak preview.

6 May 2004 - 12:00am

Lai remains sceptical

Hong Kong coach Lai Sun-cheung has laughed off suggestions the recent visit by the Asian Football Confederation's 'Vision Asia' team will lead to long-term change. The AFC's experts spent a week studying the issues facing the sport in Hong Kong, and concluded the professional game was in a 'serious' condition and there is a desperate shortage of facilities.

23 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

TV ban sought to save local football

SCMP, June 3, 2001: Hong Kong soccer chiefs have launched a formal bid to have the amount of English and Italian football beamed into the SAR slashed next season because they claim TV competition is killing the local game.

5 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Games players escape FA wrath

At least three Hong Kong Asian Games players escaped punishment after they were caught drinking during training camp last week.

The Hong Kong team were staying at the Sports Institute for five days in preparation for last Saturday's friendly against Shenzhen, which Hong Kong won 4-0 across the border.

17 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Coach confident squad will gain HKFA approval

New Hong Kong coach Sebastiao Pereira Araujo says he is confident that the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) selection committee will approve his squad on Thursday.

Araujo will submit his 25-player squad to HKFA general secretary Vincent Yuen this morning. Their first training session is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the Hong Kong Sports Institute.

16 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Ex-coach Kwok rallies around new man

While new Hong Kong coach Sebastiao Araujo leaves his post in February with a healthy bank balance after three months in the job, former coach Kwok Ka-ming can reflect on a nine-year tenure at the helm during which time he was paid nothing by the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA).

15 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Little time, much to do for HK coach

Newly appointed Hong Kong coach Sebastiao Araujo will this week propose a three-month plan which he hopes will be accepted by the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA).

The former Brazilian assistant coach arrived in the territory yesterday with trainer Lula Paiva after a 24-hour flight from Sao Paulo. And he was eager to get straight down to business.

8 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Soccer no longer a ball

A DECADE ago local soccer personality Cheung Chi-doy predicted Hong Kong football would hit rock bottom in five years. Today, it's still there, with no sign of bouncing back.

The local football scene is in a mess. A lack of home-grown talent and plummeting standards of Hong Kong footballers means low quality and poorly attended games.

11 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Rangers to look further afield

RANGERS boss Lam Tai-fai remains a worried man even though he has snapped up many of the best Chinese players in the Hong Kong First Division.

He believes the club, which should have been relegated last season but kept their place after intervention by the Hong Kong Football Association, must recruit overseas professional players.

4 Jul 1994 - 12:00am