Former Hong Kong midfielder Chiu Chung-man has been urged to take the mandatory fitness test again in order to return to the First Division. Chiu, who suffers from asthma, was forced to quit the top flight last December after failing the test four times. The test, inspired by the one used by the Chinese Professional League, requires players to run 3,000 metres in 12 minutes before they can play in the First Division. Chiu then became an insurance consultant while playing part-time for Second Division side Tung Po. The 28-year-old has recently been offered a long-term contract by Yee Hope, who have urged Chiu to start preparing for the test as soon as possible. 'They told me I should try again and they said I could make it this time,' said Chiu. 'Yee Hope's boss Mr Joe Chan Leung is an experienced long-distance runner. He said he could help me. 'I will start training with them some time this week and see how things go.' Chiu was graded one of the best midfielders in Hong Kong before he quit six months ago. His First Division career started in 1987 and he had spells with the now-defunct May Ching, South China, Golden and Sing Tao. However, Chiu, who has not played in the First Division since last June, admitted he was not keen to get himself back to professional football. 'Frankly, I am not very eager to play in the First Division again because I have been doing quite well in insurance,' he said. 'If I can pass the test, then it's good and I will play again. I won't be too disappointed even if I fail. 'I need time to get myself back in form because I have not been playing at competitive levels for a year. 'The test is really not easy for me. I have lost my confidence after failing it four times. 'But I will try my best as my family and my girlfriend all want me to play again. After all, playing football is my biggest interest.'