Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) chairman Victor Hui Chun-fui has urged professionals to play better to help halt a decline in attendances at matches. Attendances at domestic games in the past few seasons have been disappointing and continue a slump that has seen fans turning their back on the sport in the past three decades. The average attendance at games so far in the 1990s is 3,036, while the figure in the 1980s, during which expatriates were banned from playing from 1986 to 1989, was 4,335. The average attendance in the 1970s - expatriate players were first introduced in 1972 - was 6,190 - double the average so far this decade. Hui believes the most effective way to improve local soccer is through the players' devotion to the sport. He said: 'People come to the games to watch the players - not the FA - play. No matter how much the FA does, it's the players' performances which really matter. 'The players should try their very best in every game. If they play well, people will keep coming to the games. 'Overseas games of a high standard have been widely televised here. If Hong Kong soccer remains at a relatively low standard, why should people bother to come to the games while they can enjoy much better quality soccer sitting at home?' Meanwhile, French star striker Jean-Pierre Papin of Bordeaux and Auxerre's Nigerian international Taribo West have confirmed their participation in the Reunification Cup soccer extravaganza on July 3 between the FIFA All-Star and AFC Asian All-Star teams at Hong Kong Stadium. England's Player of the Year Alan Shearer, 1996 World Footballer of the Year George Weah, Brazilian midfielder Leonardo and forward Edmundo will also play. Elsewhere, Uhlsport-Rangers chairman Lam Tai-fai admitted yesterday he might join Sing Tao manager Koon Wing-yee at Happy Valley next season. Lam, who has private contracts with at least eight Rangers players, is expected to announce his future next week.