Coach Kim Pan-gon bowed out of the Hong Kong setup with a disappointing scoreless draw to visitors Yemen in their final 2011 Asian Cup qualifying group match at Hong Kong Stadium last night. The South Korean's contract with the team is due to expire this month, but his club boss, Steven Lo Kit-sing, who is also the Hong Kong team manager, strongly hinted Kim (pictured) should focus on South China in future. 'I think the Hong Kong team should pick someone else as their coach and not borrow from a club,' Lo said. 'It would be better for both Kim and South China.' Knowing his future with the Hong Kong team is all but over, Kim apologised for not finishing off with victory against the Middle East nation. 'We had a good chance to win all three points as the opponents were not as strong as we expected,' Kim said. 'But in the end our quality was not good enough to get the goals to make us the winners. 'I wanted a happy ending as the Hong Kong coach, but unfortunately life is not always the way we want it to be. I feel extremely sorry for the fans who came to watch us tonight. I could not give them what they wanted from us.' The single point won against Yemen in front of a 1,200 crowd was also the only one Hong Kong picked up in six group matches. Hong Kong Football Association technical director Tsang Wai-chung, who is now an adviser with South China, is likely to be the successor of Kim from April 1. Kim was appointed the coach when leading Hong Kong to the East Asian Championships qualifying round in Taiwan last August. Hong Kong pulled off a big surprise by finishing first in the five-team tournament, which also featured one of Asia's powerhouses, North Korea, and made it to the finals in Tokyo last month. But Hong Kong lost all their matches in the finals against Japan, South Korea and China. However, Kim did lead Hong Kong to East Asian Games gold when the hosts won against second-string teams from South Korea, China and Japan.