Hong Kong First Division and Viceroy Cup champions Instant-Dict have promised a stronger and more balanced side next season. Instant-Dict announced two key signings yesterday with midfielder Tam Siu-wai - reputedly the most expensive local player in the territory - and former Bulgarian youth international Dimitri Kalkanov - joining the champions from fallen giants Uhlsport-Rangers. 'We believe we will be stronger than last season,' declared Instant-Dict executive director Ken Ng who added next season's budget will be increased by $1 million to $10 million. 'Last season, a lot of people said we had too many old players but I think we now have a good mixture,' he said. Also joining the champions were Eastern midfielder Keung Heung-fai and Rangers reserve goalkeeper Chung Ho-yin. The only loss the club might suffer is English forward Peter Costello, who has decided to try his luck in Britain hoping to land a job with a team in the English league. 'Our main aim for next season will be trying to retain our league title but we hope to do well in the Asian Club Championship where we play Shanghai in a difficult first round tie in August,' said Ng. Chinese league champions Shanghai will play host to the Dickies on August 21 in a first round tie and the return leg will be played in Hong Kong on September 9. Instant-Dict players will be back at work on July 8 and will take part in the Feng Shan Cup in Kaoshiung, Taiwan from July 12-18 as part of their pre-season training. Meanwhile, Golden are expected to meet today's deadline for registration. Golden have yet to respond to calls to register for next season after being given a 15 day deadline extension when they failed to meet the initial June 1 deadline. There are doubts Golden will continue to run a club after their main backers, Golden Atomic, threatened to pull out sponsorship if club president Simon Wan Chi-lok leaves the club. Wan is adamant he will leave the club.