Former Hong Kong international player Chan Fuk-ping, who announced his retirement from playing all levels of rugby last season, will make a surprise comeback today for Securicor Kowloon. Chan had hung up his boots after suspension ruled him out of last season's World Cup Sevens in the SAR but since then he has had a change of heart and will make his return for Kowloon II. Chan's brother Wai-ping plays scrumhalf for Kowloon's first team and it is for this reason that the talented fullback decided to return to the fold with this particular side. 'It is great news for us and great news for Hong Kong rugby,' Kowloon director of rugby John Bruce said. 'We'll not rush him into the first team just yet, but he'll be togging out for our second side today. If all goes well he'll definitely figure in next weekend's first team and we'll take it from there. 'He's still a very talented player and to have him among our ranks is a big plus for the club.' In the pick of today's first division action Kowloon take on Asahi Valley at So Kon Po, knowing that if they are to win they will need big performances from their three new team members. Centre Chris Slade, prop Olly Sosene and loose forward Manu Leitaua all put in impressive performances for the Hong Kong Barbarians in their 36-26 win over the Australian Army last Sunday at King's Park and a similar display from them for Kowloon today could give Valley a few headaches. Slade kicked immaculately for the Barbarians and was involved in most of his side's best moves, while Sosene and Leitaua both had outstanding games in the forwards. All played a major part in the Barbarians' deserved win. 'The three guys really did the business for the Barbarians last weekend and showed what they are capable of,' Bruce said. 'All of them are young and eager to impress. They have bundles of energy and talent. If we're going to have a chance of winning a lot will depend on how they play.' Valley will be looking to get back on the winning trail after losing to defending champions Synovate HKCC last Saturday in a match that they will want to forget. One of their most influential players, Andrew Wong Kee, scored two tries against HKCC last Saturday but will not play today because of a back injury he received during the game. He will be a big loss for Valley but their coach Brian Higgins remained upbeat. 'Wong Kee will be badly missed but we just have to get on with it. We need to get back to winning ways and I'm confident that we'll put in a good showing,' Higgins said.