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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

Kitchee to get youth training centre

Kitchee's long-term vision of developing quality footballers took a giant step forward yesterday with the establishment of Hong Kong's first training facility dedicated mainly to youth.

Located in Shek Mun in Sha Tin district, the venue is expected to be completed in 18 months following a donation of HK$44 million from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

New boy wants taste of pal Iniesta's success

Kitchee's new striker, Spaniard Jonathan Carril, is hoping he can convert some of his country's glory at the European Championship into success for himself in this fresh stage of his career.

The 28-year-old Carril was a teammate of Andres Iniesta, Uefa Euro 2012 Player of the Tournament, at the Barcelona youth academy.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tough lesson for HK in AFC U-22 Cup qualifiers

Hong Kong's young players will have to raise the bar, physically and mentally, if they want to stay competitive in the region, national team head coach Ernie Merrick has warned.

The youngsters have been given a tough lesson as they prepare for their last group match against Thailand in the AFC Under-22 Cup qualifiers in Vientiane today, having lost all four of their games.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Final whistle blows on teammates

When results of the last Hong Kong A-level exams are released tomorrow, it will signal the beginning of the end for footballing friends Andy Chu Keng-hong, Michael Chung Yan-hon and Jacky Cheuk Tak-fung.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mission Laos: the AFC qualifiers

After their 3-1 victory in Macau, Hong Kong's under-22 football team have a new goal - to qualify for the first-ever AFC U-22 Championships in 2013.

Last Saturday, the city's up-and-coming stars won the 68th Hong Kong-Macau Interport Championship, gaining sweet revenge after a home loss in 2011.

21 Jun 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

Young strikers await call-up for HK friendly

Hong Kong will be without their two best strikers - the controversial Chan Siu-ki and red tape-bound Godfred Karikari - when they attempt to build a winning ethos in an international friendly against Singapore on Friday.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Kitchee's Lo fulfils his promise with top award

Full-back Lo Kwan-yee was crowned Hong Kong Footballer of the Year last night as Kitchee players dominated the awards.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Make that a treble - Kitchee conquer all

Kitchee completed a club-record treble yesterday after a dramatic recovery in extra time of the FA Cup final saw them go on to defeat TSW Pegasus in a penalty shoot-out.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Caroliners part ways with star striker Chan Siu-ki

South China have terminated Chan Siu-ki's contract prematurely after the striker's private life hit the headlines in a newspaper.

The Hong Kong international was due to join the national team training in Kowloon Tsai Park yesterday in preparation for the friendly match against Singapore on June 1, but did not attend.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Kitchee bow out of AFC Cup as Arema prevail

Kitchee's AFC Cup campaign came to an abrupt end after they were well beaten by visitors Arema of Indonesia 2-0 in the round of 16 match at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground last night.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

'Old boy' Antonic out to beat Kitchee

Former Kitchee coach Dejan Antonic will be leading Arema of Indonesia in an attempt to beat his former club when the two sides meet in the one-legged AFC Cup round of 16 match at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground tonight.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am