Hong Kong football coach Oscar Benavides (centre) and his two sons Oscar Jnr and Nicholas, in a training session in Man Tung Park Road pitches in Tung Chung. Photo: SCMP / Xiaomei Chen
Hong Kong football coach Oscar Benavides (centre) and his two sons Oscar Jnr and Nicholas, in a training session in Man Tung Park Road pitches in Tung Chung. Photo: SCMP / Xiaomei Chen

The struggle of being a Hong Kong sports coach during the Covid-19 pandemic – ‘it’s not about money, but passion to teach kids’

  • Benavides and sons outline dwindling numbers and finances while running their Barcelona Experience Soccer Academy HK
  • ‘Covid-19 really hit us big time, as I’m sure it did other businesses, but football and outdoors were hit so hard’

Hong Kong football coach Oscar Benavides (centre) and his two sons Oscar Jnr and Nicholas, in a training session in Man Tung Park Road pitches in Tung Chung. Photo: SCMP / Xiaomei Chen
Hong Kong football coach Oscar Benavides (centre) and his two sons Oscar Jnr and Nicholas, in a training session in Man Tung Park Road pitches in Tung Chung. Photo: SCMP / Xiaomei Chen
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