South China

South China coach Cheung Po-chun quits

The exit's that way: did South China chief Steven Lo lose patience with his coach? Photo: SCMP

South China coach Cheung Po-chun has quit the heavyweights after a series of disappointing results.

Monday, 17 February, 2014, 11:30am

Hong Kong soccer clubs wonder when Project Phoenix funds will help them

Pui Kwan-kay. Photo: Felix Wong

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.

16 Jun 2013 - 4:55am

South China's Chan Wai-ho considers mainland China move

South China captain Chan Wai-ho

South China captain Chan Wai-ho admits his chances of staying with the Hong Kong champions next season are only 50-50 after having received a contract offer by a Chinese Super League club.

Defender Chan, 30, is understood to have been approached by a club in the northeast of the mainland and to be close to agreeing to terms, although he said he was keeping all his options open.

1 Jun 2013 - 4:35am

Relegated Tai Po slam South China's players

South China team's Padovani Celin Alessandro (left) and Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei team's Affonso Junior Roberto Orlando (Right) in action during First Divison soccer match. Photo: Edward Wong

An official from Wofoo Tai Po heavily criticised the attitude of South China players for losing to Sunray Cave Sun Hei on the final day of the league on Saturday, a result that helped ensure Tai Po would be relegated.

9 May 2013 - 4:48am

Gonzalez double takes Kitchee into FA Cup final

South China's Man Pei-tak battles Pablo Counago of Kitchee. Photo: Dickson Lee

Kitchee beat rivals South China 2-0 in the FA Cup semi-finals, second leg at Hong Kong Stadium yesterday for a 3-1 aggregate victory.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

South China skipper Lee favourite for top award

Lee Chi-ho. Photo: David Wong

The 30-year-old Lee is one of two South China players nominated by the club for the two central defence positions. The other is Chan Wai-ho. A team of 11 players will be selected, with the player winning the most votes crowned Footballer of the Year.

26 Apr 2013 - 5:00am

Southern spoil South China's title party

Fans of South China support their team at Aberdeen Sports Ground yesterday. Photo: Edward Wong

The champagne was ordered and a huge party was planned, but newly crowned league champions South China lost their appetite for celebration after being humbled 3-2 by Southern in the RedMR First Division.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:11am

South China win Hong Kong league title after Kitchee falter

Steven Lo Kit-sing

Kitchee handed the RedMR First Division title to rivals South China after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Sun Pegasus at Yuen Long Stadium last night.

20 Apr 2013 - 5:34am

Powder keg matches lead to hot heads on the pitch

Kitchee goalkeeper Wang Zhenpeng. Photo: Felix Wong

As the season comes to a crunch, mental strength is just as important as physical fitness. Kitchee goalkeeper Wang Zhenpeng knows this better than most after he lost his head in last week's critical encounter with table-toppers South China.

19 Apr 2013 - 4:43am

Caroliners close in on regaining league title

Kitchee boss Ken Ng Kin

It was mission accomplished for South China following their convincing 4-1 victory over rivals Kitchee in the RedMR First Division at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground last night.

15 Apr 2013 - 4:55am

Kitchee and South China battle for supremacy

Ken Ng Kin

Kitchee hope to save their best for the last as they take on South China for the last time in the campaign in a top-of-the-table clash which could virtually decide the championship this season.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:44am

South China cry foul after stalemate

Kitchee's Lam Ka-wai tries to keep Lee Wai-lim of South China at bay during their FA Cup semi-final last night. Photo: Edward Wong

South China coach Liu Chun-fai queried the decision not to award his side a penalty which might have changed the outcome of the FA Cup semi-final, first leg as the league leaders were held by rivals Kitchee to a 1-1 draw at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground last night.

8 Apr 2013 - 4:12am

Kitchee fixture crush gives Caroliners edge

Defending champions Kitchee are starting to feel the heat of their hectic schedule as they prepare to take on South China in the first leg of their FA Cup semi-final. Photo: Xinhua

Defending champions Kitchee are starting to feel the heat of their hectic schedule as they prepare to take on South China in the first leg of their FA Cup semi-final at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground this evening.

7 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

South China suffer major blow in title chase after going down to Yokohama

South China striker Alessandro Celin jumps for the ball with Yokohama goalkeeper Tsang Man-fai and defender Lam Ngai-tong. Photo: Xinhua

Title chasers South China slipped up again with their second Red MR First Division defeat in a row, a 1-0 loss to strugglers Yokohama FC (HK) at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground.

6 Apr 2013 - 5:05am

Lo Kwan-yee's starring role up front gives Kitchee title boost

Lo Kwan-yee of Kitchee. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

A switch in roles for Kitchee captain Lo Kwan-yee proved successful as the champions kept the pressure on leaders South China in a 1-0 victory over Southern yesterday.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am