Lunar New Year Cup

A Good Week for ... , February 17, 2013

The Hong Kong Jockey Club's Lunar New Year celebration smashed all records.

The Jockey Club's Lunar New Year celebration smashed all records for the occasion as crowds packed Sha Tin racecourse on Tuesday.

Sunday, 17 February, 2013, 1:59am

Own goal helps Hong Kong League XI seal third place

Muangthong United goalkeeper Kaewruang Visanusak makes a save against the Hong Kong League XI in the Lunar New Year Cup at Hong Kong Stadium. Photo: Edward Wong

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

Hong Kong FA chief Mark Sutcliffe wants Lunar New Year Cup gate boost

Mark Sutcliffe

Fingers are crossed at the Hong Kong Football Association that fans will flock to the second and final day's play in the Lunar New Year Cup today and reach the magic number 6,000. That is the number of tickets that need to be sold to reach break-even point for the organisers.

13 Feb 2013 - 3:59am

Muangthong United face goalkeeper crisis for Lunar New Year Cup

Muangthong coach Slavisa Jokanovic

Muangthong, who have qualified for this season's AFC Champions League competition, lost their first-choice goalie Kawin Thammasatchanan just before half-time against Shanghai East Asia and then had their second custodian, Umarin Yaodam, red-carded a few minutes into the second half.

12 Feb 2013 - 3:39am

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

The Hong Kong League XI but couldn’t quite pull off a fairytale victory. Photo: Xinhua

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

Organisers hope for fine weather during Lunar New Year Cup

The Lunar New Year Cup in 2008. Photo: Dickson Lee

A League XI, comprising mostly top expatriates from the Hong Kong First Division, will meet Busan IPark, of South Korea, with Shanghai East Asia taking on Muangthong United, of Thailand, in the other match at Hong Kong Stadium. The two winners will contest the final on Wednesday.

9 Feb 2013 - 3:51am

Left Field: Club supremos hold all the cards in running national squad

Kim Pan-gon, National Coach. Photo: Reuters

The Yala National Park, deep in the south of Sri Lanka where I'm on holiday, is a wonderful way to get up close and personal with nature. It is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the island with the main attraction being leopards. I am unlucky.

13 Jan 2013 - 6:22am

Hong Kong soccer officials back Lunar New Year Cup with their own money

HKFA chairman Brian Leung Hung-tak. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong Football Association officials are putting their own money on the line, guaranteeing that next month's popular Lunar New Year Cup will not lose money.

10 Jan 2013 - 4:28am

Lunar New Year Cup may be cancelled; quality teams needed

Organisers are racing against time to secure quality overseas teams for February's Lunar New Year Cup tournament - failing which, they could opt to shelve the popular tournament for a year.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:54am

Jiang Tianyi is our future, says Hong Kong coach

The future of men's table tennis in Hong Kong lies with Jiang Tianyi, even if he fails to make it past the quarter-finals in London, according to coach Chan Kong-wah.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

Chan's absence won't affect attacking mindset

Hong Kong will play their attacking style against Singapore in their international friendly in So Kon Po tonight despite the absence of leading goal scorer Chan Siu-ki.

The striker, who hit a hat-trick against Taiwan in February when Hong Kong won 5-1, withdrew from the team last week, for personal reasons.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Cool victory for ice dragons

The venue was filled with cheers for local team Hong Kong Selects, but they still bowed down to the Singapore Ice Dragons at this year's Mega Ice Hockey 5's youth final. For the fifth year, Megabox in Kowloon Bay hosted the tournament.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Footballer's own goal goes viral

A Hong Kong footballer is the talk of the soccer world after scoring one of the most amazing own goals - and in just days it has become an internet sensation.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Kim is the front-runner for newly-created post

Former South China coach Kim Pan-gon is poised to make a quick return to Hong Kong to take up a newly-created academy coach job before a new national team manager arrives.

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Caroliners aim to test themselves against region's best teams

South China will host the Lunar New Year tournament despite a poor finish in their debut appearance. Club convenor Steven Lo Kit-sing said they had approached teams from the Chinese Super League as well as the J-League and K-League for the annual tournament to be held on January 23 and 26.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am