Sun Hei's hopes of signing Macau national goalkeeper Domingos Chan as a replacement for injured Russian keeper Victor Derbounov for Sunday's League Cup final against Happy Valley have been scuppered - at least for this season. The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) decided last night that although it was the 'right move' to employ talent from Macau as an alternative resource, it was 'not the right time' to do so this season. HKFA secretary Martin Lam said the body council agreed that Macanese players should be categorised as 'mainland players' since Macau was now part of China after the handover in 1999. Sun Hei issued an SOS call to the Macanese goalkeeper after Derbounov broke his leg in an alleged altercation with a Nepalese man outside a Wan Chai disco last month, ruling him out for the rest of the season. 'The council came to an agreement that they should treat Macanese players as mainland players. 'These Macanese players can play in Hong Kong in the league provided that they hold a PRC special administration region passport. The committee agreed that Macanese players can play here but only next season,' said Lam. Chan's talents last came to Hong Kong's attention when he pulled off a string of fine saves during the SAR's 1-0 win over Macau in the annual interport last year. It was same match that saw Hong Kong winger Lee Kin-wo banned for one year for hitting out at a Macanese referee in reaction to a booking. The referee was banned for life for striking at Lee in retaliation. In other news, last night's scheduled FA Cup first-round matches have been moved a day and will be played tonight. The Instant-Dict v Rangers and Yee Hope v Sun Hei matches were supposed to have been played last night but yesterday's torrential rain caused the pitch at Mongkok Stadium to be unplayable.