Ip Chung Long

Arsenal raise the roof - and fill the coffers

In the end, yesterday's Arsenal-Kitchee clash was about so much more than a game, it was about the future.

Monday, 30 July, 2012, 12:00am

Adios to 'Chino'

Kitchee footballer Roberto Rodriguez will hear the final whistle one last time tomorrow, after his swansong appearance against English Premier League side Arsenal at Hong Kong Stadium.

The 35-year-old Spanish footballer, known by his teammates and Hong Kong fans as 'Chino', has decided to retire after appearing in front of a sell-out crowd in the exhibition match.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Top venue for aspiring soccer stars

Good news for young footballers. With financial support from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Kitchee - the local First Division champions - will construct a youth football training centre in Shek Mun.

The centre will help boost the quality of local youth training.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Shock at head-kicking in boys' soccer match

A viral video of a boy delivering a well-aimed kick to another player's head in a youth soccer game has left coaches and parents up in arms.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

'Chino' the superstar

In only his first season in the local First Division Football League, Roberto Losada Rodriguez already proved himself to be its top player.

As he led his team, Kitchee, to a championship, Rodriguez won three individual awards in the 2010-11 season: Hong Kong Footballer of the Year, Most Popular Player and Hong Kong Star of Football.

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

HK referees trained

Two English Premier League referees, Mike Dean and Phil Dowd, put 20 amateur Hong Kong officials through their paces on a refereeing training course.

The duo took part in a Premier Skills course at YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College, Tung Chung, as part of the 2011 Barclays Asia Trophy.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Kitchee increase their spending to retain title

Champions Kitchee will splash out another HK$2 million - on top of their current expenditure of HK$11 million - in an attempt to keep their league title next season.

One of the oldest clubs in Hong Kong, Kitchee lifted their first league title in 47 years this month, condemning South China, champions for the previous four years, to second place.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Fitness expert McCarthy to give team an edge

Kitchee have signed up the services of a top sports scientist and fitness instructor to prepare them for the second half of the Hong Kong league season. The club, who are without a game until January 15 following their elimination from the League Cup, have secured the services of John McCarthy.

19 Dec 2004 - 12:00am