Dope testing could be introduced to the First Division next season as the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) look to fall into line with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) war against drug abuse in the sport. HKFA general secretary Vincent Yuen said random dope testing might be arranged next season for all domestic games, although he could not provide details. 'A lot depends on whether we have facilities to conduct such testing. This is being discussed by the council at the moment and nothing has been finalised yet,' said Yuen. Recently the AFC launched an all-out campaign against drug abuse in soccer, with general secretary Peter Velappan encouraging all national associations to step up efforts to eradicate 'the menance from the sport'. Velappan said drug abuse could be weeded out through campaigns to educate all officials, players and coaches. National associations were also encouraged to arrange random tests of players in their national leagues, and of those selected for all national teams as well as the Olympics and the World Cup. Velappan disclosed that the AFC executive committee had agreed that the AFC medical committee would formulate the rules and regulations governing doping checks. He said such tests would also be carried out by the medical committee at all AFC tournaments in future. Dope testing has never been conducted in the domestic league in either soccer or rugby, although testing has been conducted in such international events as the World Cup Short Course Swimming Championships, and this year's Rugby World Cup. Meanwhile, in last night's First Division second-phase match, champions Instant-Dict opened a two-point lead at the top of the standings with a 2-0 victory over struggling Eastern at Mongkok Stadium. Instant-Dict have taken 23 points from 10 games to put the pressure on arch-rivals South China, who have played a game less. The champions had midfielder Tam Siu-wai and Australian striker Paul Foster to thank for the points in a match watched by just 454 spectators. Tam struck the opening goal in the 64th minute with a header and Foster made sure of the points with his team's second with a curling shot in the last minute. In last night's first game, struggling Uhlsport-Rangers pinched a point off Viceroy Cup champions Sing Tao in a 1-1 draw - with both teams having a player sent off. Rangers joined Happy Valley in fifth spot after Kevin Hunt's penalty three minutes into injury time. The kick was given after Sing Tao's Marlon van der Sander was sent off for handling the ball in the box. Hunt cancelled out Sing Tao midfielder Chu Yue-tai's 44th-minute goal. Chu scored with a header from Wai Kwan-lung's cross. It looked a formality for Sing Tao to snatch the points after Rangers were reduced to 10 men in the 61st minute. Defender Lam Hiu-fung was sent off for a second bookable offence after fouling Sing Tao defender Chan Chi-keung. In other news, the HKFA has given the go-ahead for Junior FA Cup champions Yee Hope to sign Sunderland's Chris Waddle and Paul Stewart for the Senior FA Cup after the registration deadline on May 4. According to HKFA rules, players must be registered for the FA Cup at least 48 hours before kick-off. The Sunderland pair are unlikely to offer their services to Yee Hope until after May 11, as they are embroiled in the Wearsiders' relegation struggle. And the dates for the FA Cup final and league grand final have been switched. The league grand final will be played on June 8 at the Hong Kong Stadium, while the FA Cup final will be held on June 1 at the Siu Sai Wan Stadium.