Former Footballer of the Year Ricky Cheng Siu-chung has joined South China for the third time, a week after a collaboration between defunct Instant-Dict - his former club - and Hong Kong Football Club fell through. However, a number of former Instant players are still awaiting decisions from Dickies president Thomas Tam Wai-tong about their future after the HKFA voted down a proposal to include seven Instant players last week. Cheng, who had a one-year contract with Tam, decided to head to South China for another spell following his time with the Caroliners in the 1995-1996 and 1999-2000 seasons after having held talks with Tam and South China official Peter Leung Shou-chi in the past few days. The former Costa Rica under-21 national said he relished the prospect of playing alongside his ex-teammates and stressed he was prepared for the pressure of playing for South China. 'We're always under a lot of pressure when playing for South China because you're expected to win everything. South China didn't achieve what they should have achieved last season and many people will be keen to see if we can redeem ourselves in the forthcoming season,' said the 28-year-old. South China failed to win a trophy last season. 'South China is the biggest club in Hong Kong and its performance has a direct impact on the local soccer scene. It's going to be a huge responsibility for me. I must also play well so as to earn myself another contract next year. 'I'm looking forward to playing with Brazilian Cristiano Cordeiro and under Brazilian coach Casemiro Mior. And many of my ex-teammates, including Lee Kin-wo, Au Wai-lun and Yau Kin-wai, are there,' said Cheng, who had a trial with English Premier League side West Ham in 1998. Cheng said it was important for him to play at top level after being sidelined for a few months last season due to a leg injury. 'It doesn't matter what position the coach asks me to play. I can play both in the midfield and up front. At this time, winning another Footballer of the Year award is the last thing on my mind.' Meanwhile, South China have signed Brazilian forward Sandro Rogerio Souto Pregischat, who scored 51 goals for Brazilian side Esporte Fortaleza in the 1999-2000 season.