The government-sponsored Project Phoenix was supposed to revamp Hong Kong soccer from top to bottom. Midway into its three-year cycle, it has achieved half its goal - those at the top are doing well indeed, much to the chagrin of other stakeholders.Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 4:55am
Outraged Filipino soccer fans subjected to racial abuse from Hong Kong supporters were backed by the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Philippines consulate yesterday.
A section of supporters yelled at Philippine fans that they were "all just slaves" during an international friendly at Mong Kok Stadium on Tuesday night.6 Jun 2013 - 7:40am 8 comments
Organisers are confident of another successful Barclays Asia Trophy this summer despite an average increase of more than 20 per cent in ticket prices for the same soccer event two years ago.31 May 2013 - 5:03am
The crisis exposed all the defects in the political system.20 Feb 2013 - 4:53am
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
The long-awaited Tseung Kwan O academy has received a boost after plans were approved by the Hong Kong Football Association board and the government soccer task force.1 Dec 2012 - 2:47am
Hong Kong Football Association board member Ken Ng yesterday played down the sudden departure of national team coach Ernie Merrick.
"This happens everywhere in the world for various reasons," said Ng. "The chief executive is now handling the set-up of the Hong Kong team and he should be able to find the best solution."28 Oct 2012 - 3:04am
There is absolutely no one who means to destroy it
NPC Standing Committee member Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai dismisses concerns that the principle of "one country, two systems" is under threat
These things happen in football. I will leave it to others to speculate what it does to our reputation27 Oct 2012 - 1:24am
"It's not the end of the world". That was the verdict from Mark Sutcliffe, the new chief executive of the Hong Kong Football Association, after watching the national team in action for the first time.17 Oct 2012 - 1:28am
Hong Kong's proposed new Premier League may be put off for another season, new HK Football Association chief executive Mark Sutcliffe revealed as he chaired his first board meeting yesterday.22 Sep 2012 - 2:31am
The high-profile resignations of two independent directors at the Hong Kong Football Association is the latest episode in our own sitcom that we will call Own Goal. When you have two public figures such as former police commissioner Tang King-shing and former director of immigration Simon Peh Yun-lu walking out on the board of directors it raises a lot of questions, mainly 'why?'16 Sep 2012 - 3:49am
It's not often someone starts a three-year contract with 10 months of it already used up by another person. But this is the situation Mark Sutcliffe finds himself in as he steps into the hot seat at the Hong Kong Football Association in 15 days. Sutcliffe will be the second chief executive hired by the HKFA.2 Sep 2012 - 5:16am