Kitchee have vowed to take maximum points from their top-of-the-table group clash with Malaysian side Johor Darul Ta’zim in the AFC Cup on Tuesday night. Last year’s semi-finalists Kitchee face their biggest test of the competition so far against the Malaysian Super League winners, who top group F, at Mong Kok Stadium. Our first aim is to reach the last 16, and the second aim is to move top of the table Jose Molina, Kitchee manager The local champions are not taking anything for granted as they look to strengthen their chances of winning the group. Kitchee’s coach Jose Molina said the team have two objectives going into the game. “We have pressure, but it’s not that huge on us. Our first aim is to reach the last 16, and the second aim is to move top of the table. It is important to be first in the group,” said Molina. “Our last match in India was very difficult, but our players played well. We had a lot of chances to score. “It will be a tough match [against Johor], but I always have confidence in my team.” Kitchee got off to a flying start in group F with a 3-0 victory over Balestier Khalsa, of Singapore, in their opener last month. However, the Hong Kong team only managed one point in their away match against East Bengal, of India, in a disappointing 1-1 draw last week. Johor Darul Ta’zim defeated both these teams to secure six points, two ahead of Kitchee. Lo Kwan-yee, Kitchee’s captain, said defence would be the focus of his side’s approach to tonight’s game. Our last match in India was very difficult, but our players played well. We had a lot of chances to score Jose Molina, Kitchee manager “Our opponents have numerous national squad members and I played against some of them. They are quick players. We need to watch out for their marksmen,” said Lo. Johor Darul Ta’zim’s midfielder Safiq Rahim said he expected a close match. “Both teams are good. Johor have been absent from the AFC Cup for a long time. To me, it’s a 50-50 chance for both teams,” said Rahim.