Hong Kong champions Kitchee will need to go through a play-off round next season if they are to defend their title. Photo: Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong champions Kitchee will need to go through a play-off round next season if they are to defend their title. Photo: Chan Kin-wa
Hong Kong champions Kitchee will need to go through a play-off round next season if they are to defend their title. Photo: Chan Kin-wa

Hong Kong Premier League to add play-off round for 2020-21 season to ensure clubs fulfil AFC match regulations

  • With R&F pulling out of Hong Kong football, the eight teams will play a double round-robin format with the top four advancing to a championship play-off
  • AFC rules require each team to play at least 27 matches during the season to qualify for a club licence

Topic |   Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA)
Hong Kong champions Kitchee will need to go through a play-off round next season if they are to defend their title. Photo: Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong champions Kitchee will need to go through a play-off round next season if they are to defend their title. Photo: Chan Kin-wa
Hong Kong champions Kitchee will need to go through a play-off round next season if they are to defend their title. Photo: Chan Kin-wa
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