The Hong Kong Football Association admitted 'a lot of obstacles' stand in their way before they can get involved on the mainland. The HKFA want to have a local side play in China or get local players play there, but football chief Martin Hong Po-kui, speaking at last night's board of directors' meeting, said they must overcome many difficulties before realising their dream. In addition, Chinese Division B sides Dalian and Qingdao have also expressed an interest in hosting their 'home' games in Hong Kong in a move that could help boost local crowd attendances which have been on the wane for years. 'We need approval from the CFA (Chinese Football Association) as well from FIFA and the (AFC) Asian Football Confederation,' said HKFA chairman Hong. 'Also visa applications would have to be approved and this could be a big stumbling block because it took four months for Xiangxue Pharmaceutical [mainland local First Division] to have their visas approved before they could play in Hong Kong,' said Hong. 'The other problem is the status of the players. Will these local players who go to play in the Chinese league be regarded as local players or Chinese mainland players? Having a Hong Kong team join the Chinese Division B league would be ideal. This is our ultimate aim.' The HKFA discussed the moves and decided it was in Hong Kong's best interest to get involved on the mainland. The association admitted it was a 'big move' that needed time and a 'great amount of work'. HKFA secretary Martin Lam said a working taskforce - comprising five members from the board of directors - has been set up to help identify some of the problems that needed to be addressed. 'There are bound to be some unforeseen problems along the way. We don't know when these things can be achieved. 'We don't have a time frame in which we can achieve it. We have had some informal dialogue with the CFA, but we are just in the preliminary stages of discussion and nothing has been finalised yet,' said Lam. 'March of next year [when the Chinese league begins] may be too early to have all these things approved.' Hong said there was a strong possibility the CFA would set up a 'super league' in 2004 - and he wants Hong Kong to be a part of it. 'The Chinese Football Association are in the preliminary stages of setting up a super league. We believe it could be like the J-League in Japan whereby the strongest teams compete in one league. 'This means there will be no more Division A and Division B. They will only be one league in future and Hong Kong should be involved in it,' said Hong. Meanwhile, league champions Happy Valley completed a 12-0 aggregate win over Macau's Nam Pak in the first round of the Asian Club Championship. Happy Valley won the first leg 7-0 last week at Mongkok Stadium and were too strong for their opponents in Macau last night, winning the second leg 5-0. It was Happy Valley's sixth straight win this season, but the local champions will have it much harder in the second round of the competition when they play Chinese champions Dalian Shide later this month.