'The HKFA didn't even try to solve the problem. They avoided getting involved' Hong Kong champions Sun Hei say they will appeal to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) if they are docked three points for failing to show up for their First Division match against Buler Rangers on Saturday. Instead of taking to the field to entertain the 311 spectators at Mongkok Stadium, Sun Hei were on a flight to Lebanon, where they will take on Nejmeh Club on Wednesday in the first leg of their AFC Cup semi-final. The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) will now have to decide if Saturday's match should be considered a forfeit and award the three points to Rangers. But any such move, said Sun Hei official Eric Chow Man-hei, would be unfair. He laid the blame for Saturday's fiasco solely on the HKFA. 'We had already sent a letter to the HKFA on Wednesday, requesting permission to have [Saturday's] match postponed because of our important game against the Lebanese club. This was turned down by Rangers, but the HKFA didn't even try to mediate and solve the problem. They left us to fend for ourselves. They avoided getting involved in the matter,' said Chow. 'What good is the HKFA if it can't even help us solve this problem? Also, the HKFA knew well in advance the schedule for the AFC Cup and it knew exactly when we had to play if we advanced to the semi-finals. It's appalling that we are being treated like this. It's crazy.' Chow said Sun Hei would consider writing to the AFC for advice if they were penalised. 'We will ask the AFC to see whether they can help us if we get punished by the HKFA. It's not really our fault that we had to do this,' said Chow. 'We have this important game to play. We are, after all, representing Hong Kong too and not just our club.' An HKFA spokesman said Sun Hei's case would be heard next month. 'We cannot say anything at the moment. We are looking into the matter and hope everything will be resolved in our next extraordinary committee meeting,' the spokesman said. The HKFA offered a refund to spectators who showed up for the match. Nejmeh Club are considered a stronger outfit than Al Ahed FC, who Sun Hei defeated 3-2 on aggregate last Wednesday. Nejmeh Club advanced to the semi-finals with relative ease, defeating Singapore's Home United 6-2 on aggregate after winning their home leg 3-2 at the City Sportive Stadium last Wednesday.