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Hong Kong League XI

Eastern Salon eye big return to Hong Kong's top flight

Newly promoted Eastern Salon aim to upset the South China-Kitchee dominance of the domestic game with a budget of more than HK$10 million for the coming season. In announcing their squad of 22 players yesterday, club official Peter Leung Shou-chi did not hide their ambitions after a top-flight absence of four years.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 5:16am

Own goal helps Hong Kong League XI seal third place

Hong Kong can hold their own in Asia. That was the cry from players and officials after an own goal from Muangthong United captain Datsakorn Thonglao gifted the Hong Kong League XI victory in the third-place play-off in the Lunar New Year Cup on Wednesday.

14 Feb 2013 - 5:15am

Busan IPark fend off Hong Kong League XI in Lunar New Year Cup opener

South Korea’s Busan IPark fought off a spirited display from the Hong Kong League XI to win their opening encounter in the Lunar New Year Cup at Hong Kong Stadium.

The local team, made up of the cream of the First Division which had come together only a few days ago, rose to the occasion but couldn’t quite pull off a fairytale victory as they went down 3-1 to the K-League visitors.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Sports Digest, January 12, 2013

HK badminton star makes semis in Korea

12 Jan 2013 - 3:19am

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.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Kitchee try to save New Year event

The loss-making Lunar New Year tournament will be reduced to a single-day event, featuring one overseas team, next month.

For more than two decades, the two-day event held on the first and fourth day of the Lunar New Year, has been a major attraction celebrating the start of a new year, even if its quality has deteriorated since the pull-out of sponsor Carlsberg in 2006.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Kitchee coach Moreno quits

Just days ahead of his club's vital League Cup quarter-final clash with Fourway, Kitchee coach Julio Moreno (pictured) stepped down yesterday, citing family issues in his native Chile. Assistant coach and former Hong Kong international Ricky Cheng Siu-chung will take the helm for Saturday's match. 'Cheng will lead the team until the end of the season,' said a club spokesman.

3 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

All change at Kitchee as underachievers inject fresh blood

Kitchee will undergo a major personnel shake-up as they seek to rebound from their trophyless season.

The changes start at the top where they have appointed Chilean coach Julio Morano to take charge for the coming season. They have also targeted a striker from Germany and an Australian goalkeeper to strengthen the squad.

31 May 2008 - 12:00am

HK face the unknown

The Hong Kong League XI will face Jamaica's Olympic football team in the 2007 Lunar New Year Cup tournament at Hong Kong Stadium later this month.

This year, the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) has invited Olympic teams from Australia, China and Jamaica to compete in the annual showpiece.

2 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Olympic visitors save tournament

Under-23 teams from China, Jamaica and Australia have been confirmed for the Lunar New Year Cup to be held at Hong Kong Stadium next month.

The Hong Kong League XI will complete the line-up for the two-day knockout tournament on February 18 and 21.

11 Jan 2007 - 12:00am