REBELS within the strife-torn Hong Kong Judo Association have accused the Amateur Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of interfering in their dispute. The ASF & OC have picked Samson Mak Yiu-cheung as manager of the territory's World Championships team with funding from the Sports Development Board. The decision has infuriated the rebels, who are seeking to gain control of the association from the incumbent officer bearers through legal proceedings. The rebels are strongly against Mak - incumbent vice-president of the association - and instead want Chan Hung-wai to be in charge when the team travel to Hamilton, Canada, for the event beginning on Thursday. Con Conway, vice-president of the ASF & OC, said: ''The ASF & OC picked Mak because all along we have recognised the incumbents as the legitimate office bearers of the association.'' The rebels were disappointed with the ASF & OC's decision and vice-president David Yu Wing-chung said they reserved the right to claim back the funding should they eventually win the court hearing and seize power. ''The ASF & OC had no right to name the team manager, they are interfering with the association's autonomy,'' said Yu. ''We can do nothing but to wait for the court decision and if we win the case, whoever made this decision in appointing Mak as team manager should be held responsible.'' Yu also accused the ASF & OC of hypocrisy. ''When we first sought the committee's help to settle the dispute, we were told they did not want to interfere with an association's internal matters,'' he said. But the incumbents were delighted with the ASF & OC's decision. Mak, who is scheduled to leave for Hamilton tomorrow to attend the International Judo Federation congress, said: ''I would have been going to Hamilton with or without the Government subsidy, but I'm glad that we have the recognition of the National Olympic Committee.'' The latest dispute began when the incumbent committee and the rebels each chose their own squads for the championships. The two sides were in agreement on six players while the incumbents also chose veteran Chong Siao-chin for the men's under-71 kilograms category. They named their vice-president, Mak, as team manager with David Starbrook as coach while the rebels opted for Chan as manager and Lee Chung-tai as technical adviser. Both groups applied to the SDB - the Government's sports funding agency - for subsidy. The SDB at first approved grants for an eight-strong party - all seven players plus Starbrook as coach-cum-manager. But the SDB this week also provided further subsidy for a team official through the ASF & OC, who then picked Mak as the team manager. Coach Starbrook and his seven-strong team of Chong, Wat Chi-wan (69 kgs) and Yu Wai-cheong (65 kgs) in the men's category, and women players Cheng Wah-fong (48 kgs), Chan Mei-ling (52 kgs), Cat Law Lai-wah (56 kgs) and Mo Ching-wai (61 kgs) will leave on Monday. The association has been bitterly divided since July with the incumbents, led by chairman Henry Shing Yuen-hing and Mak, and the rebels both forming their own committees and each claiming to be the legitimate office bearers. The rebels sought a Supreme Court injunction for re-elections and although this was granted, the incumbents won a stay of the court order pending an appeal which is scheduled to be heard on December 1.