DISGRUNTLED Hong Kong players have been promised financial rewards by the Football Association in a token gesture which appears to have defused a potential boycott of the Marlboro Dynasty Cup. The HKFA held an extraordinary meeting last night and decided that Hong Kong players will be rewarded according to their results and performances at the four-team tournament which starts on Sunday at the Hong Kong Stadium. These rewards, believed to be at least US$50,000, will be separate from the selection and appearance fees which have also been promised by the HKFA. Since the problem arose on Sunday, the HKFA have doubled selection and appearance fees from $500 to $1,000. But Hong Kong players are fighting for more appearance money and a cut of the prizemoney. A minimum of US$100,000 has been guaranteed to the fourth-placed team, although the HKFA have stressed this money would be used to cover competition and travelling expenses and not to reward players. The HKFA have said the Hong Kong team will not get less than the amount they have been asking for. HKFA vice-president Albert Hung, who is acting as a mediator between the HKFA and the players, promised players financial rewards, depending on their results and performances. 'If Hong Kong finish fourth in the tournament but still put up a good show, they will get rewarded. The Hong Kong team would first have to satisfy us. The funds will not come from the sponsors but from our team managers and from the HKFA,' said Hung. The Hong Kong team will return from Guangzhou today after spending four days in the Chinese city for training as a build-up towards the Dynasty Cup.