DEPOSED Hongkong champions South China are set to sign striker Anto Grabo on a two-year contract. The 32-year-old Bosnian, who joined the Caroliners from Kuala Lumpur in the Malaysian League last November, has played a major role in reviving the club's fortunes after a dismal start to the campaign. And he has been rewarded with the offer of a two-year deal, which would tie him to South China until June 1995. Although Grabo has scored only five goals in his six months with the club, his experience and strong running off the ball have helped a crop of South China youngsters settle into the team during a season of transition. He saved his best form for the big day of the season - the Viceroy Cup final against Eastern at the Hongkong Stadium on April 4, when he tore the Eastern defence apart in creating all three goals in a handsome 3-0 victory. Hongkong clubs are slow to offer their overseas players a new deal, preferring to wait until the end of the season, and even then it is rare for anything longer than a one-year deal to be offered. Grabo has been keen to stay with the Caroliners but was reluctant to sign a one-year deal. After talks with the management, however, the parties have finally agreed terms. The future is not quite so clear for South China's other overseas players. Goalkeeper Allen McKnight, central defender George Haniotis and striker Billy Whitehurst are all keen to stay but have not heard from the management. McKnight will see the team bosses this week in an attempt to sort out his future, while Haniotis will wait for the club to approach him. Haniotis, who played for Happy Valley last season, has a couple of options in Greece and Australia. The combative central defender has already had one season in the Greek First Division with Apollon Athens and two clubs in Greece are showing interest in him for next season - OFI Crete and Athinaikos. And there is a chance he could return to Australia and play for Sydney Olympic.