Ying Wa College may be without several key players as they bid to defend their All Hong Kong Schools Jing Ying handball title on Saturday. The Kowloon City school will take on Confucian Ho Kwok Pui Chun College in the semi-finals at Tseung Kwan O Sports Centre. Ying Wa coach Tong Yin-wing said their attacking power was hampered by injuries, especially to most valuable player award contender and captain Ip Chi-kei, 19, who has a serious finger injury. 'Before the tournament started, we were very confident of defending our title,' Tong said. 'But a few players were injured in the first two games, and now we're a bit short-handed.' He said although there were not too many outstanding players in their rivals' line-up, they were not easy to beat as they were fast and could execute their tactics well. Ying Wa beat YCH Tung Chi Ying Memorial Secondary School and King Ling College 16-11 and 23-16, respectively, in the first two rounds. In the other semi-final, CCC Tam Lee Lai Fan Memorial Secondary School play against Lok Sin Tong Ku Chiu Man Secondary School. In the girls' category, last year's champions Confucian Ho Kwok Pui Chun College will be aiming to beat POH Tang Pui King Memorial College and enter the final for the second straight year. Ho Kwok Pui Chun coach, Ng Chi-wai, said his team had the edge in experience. 'If we have a normal performance in the forthcoming game, we'll have a chance to enter the final and win the championship again,' Ng said. To prepare for the tournament, the team organised a three-day training camp in Sai Kung during the Lunar New Year holidays. In the other semi-final, Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School face last year's runners-up STFA Leung Kau Kui College.