South China will be missing two key players when they kick-off their league campaign against Instant-Dict on September 7. Goalkeeper Werner Kooistra is ruled out after being sent off in the Regional Council Cup preliminary match with Sing Tao for his involvement in an altercation with former Welsh international Glyn Hodges, who was also sent off. Kooistra's teammate Song Lianyong also misses the match for being sent off in Saturday's 3-1 cup final defeat by Sing Tao. The Caroliners thought Kooistra and Song would be suspended by the HKFA tonight so that they could serve their suspensions during the President's Cup seven-a-side tournament this weekend. But according to the rules, there is a 14-day period for the players to file appeals and the South China duo's cases will not be heard by the Hong Kong Football Association disciplinary committee until its next meeting on September 2. Five other players got red cards during the Regional Council Cup. They are Happy Valley newcomer Silvio Jorge Wielewski, who like Hodges is likely to miss the start of the season, veteran Happy Valley defender Hau Yiu-tak, Instant-Dict midfielder Yeung Kin-wah, his elder brother Yeung Kin-keung of Golden, and former Welsh international forward Colin Pascoe, who has already been released by Golden. Meanwhile, the HKFA and the Regional Services Department will review the future of the Regional Council next month. HKFA chief executive Vincent Yuen said they would also discuss the possibility of arranging some domestic matches at New Territories venues this season. He said: 'There was an average of 1,200 spectators during the Regional Council Cup. It is hard to say if it is a satisfying figure as it was the first time we staged a cup in the New Territories.'