FOUR First Division players will bolster the Hong Kong youth side in the JAL International Friendship under-19 tournament which kicks off at the Sha Tin Sports Ground on December 12. Providing the inspiration will be South China's latest midfield sensation, Cheung Sai-ho, who will be trying to hold the team together with the experience he has garnered in the senior league this season. The 18-year-old former Hong Kong Sports Institute scholarship athlete will be joined by an experienced midfield outfit consisting of Sing Tao's Wai Kwan-lung, Rangers' left winger Chan Chi-hong and Kitchee's midfielder Yeung Ching-kwong. The quartet will be hoping to improve upon a second place finish in 1991 when the territory last hosted the championship. The local team will take on under-19 teams from Kagoshima (Japan), Singapore and Beijing. The 18-strong Hong Kong team, which includes half the squad which won the Portsmouth Cup international schoolboys tournament in England last summer, have been training regularly for over a year. The team's technical consultant Kwok Ka-ming believes the team will turn the tables on their rivals this time around. Hong Kong finished third last year in Kagoshima behind champions Reimei, another Japanese prefecture team and Kagoshima. ''We came so close to winning two years ago when we led Kagoshima 1-0 only for them to equalise in the dying seconds. If we had held on a little longer, the title would have been ours.''