DEFENDING champions Instant-Dict begin their Viceroy Cup campaign this evening when they play Uhlsport-Rangers at Mongkok Stadium, writes Jessie Hui. The Dickies broke their maiden status by winning the Viceroy Cup and First Division League titles last year and they are aiming for a strong start in the $668,000 tournament which features seven First Division sides and Junior Challenge Shield champions Hong Kong Football Club. Team manager Billy Kirkwood is hoping his side will retain the Cup, the territory's most prestigious knock-out tournament trophy, which last year saw them end a five-year trophy drought. 'We beat Rangers 4-0 in the league recently so our boys are confident of repeating that success,' he said. The Dickies' new signing - Bulgarian defender-midfielder Stefan Dragano - is expected to be fit for the match, having missed several games because of a hamstring problem. Rangers have re-signed Yugoslavian centre forward Esad Sejdic, who had a spell with them in the 1994-95 season. In the other quarter-finals, Golden play Sing Tao on Tuesday, Club face Eastern on Thursday and South China, who lost 2-1 to Taiwan in a friendly last week, clash with Happy Valley on Friday. The semi-finals are scheduled for March 23 and 25 with the grand final on April 6 at the Hong Kong Stadium.