Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA)i

The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) is the governing body for football in Hong Kong. Established in 1909, it is one of the oldest football associations in Asia and organises various football competitions from professional to youth level in Hong Kong. It also oversees the Hong Kong national team. In 1954, the HKFA joined Fifa and it was one of the founding members of the Asian Football Confederation. In recent years, major attempts have been made to improve both the organisation’s governance and the quality of Hong Kong football under the government’s ‘Project Phoenix’ plan.


The local game’s use of video technology will assist referees, but every effort must be made to ensure its introduction is smooth and that it enjoys the confidence of officials, players and – most of all – fans.

Criticism of the only female referee in the men’s Premier League has raised broader issues about attitudes towards women in Hong Kong football. More must be done to ensure women have a fair opportunity to participate in the sport

The holding of an important regional football competition would help restore Hong Kong’s positive and safe image, but residents must be assured that players and officials will abide by coronavirus rules.

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A change in the competition’s rules means the winners of the Hong Kong Premier League will now play in the lower level ACL 2, but Kitchee head coach Kim Dong-jin says there is still plenty of incentive to qualify.

Kitchee crash out at group stage yet again, with second-half pressure against 10-man South Korean side not enough to overcome poor defensive display in first half.


World’s best player could be set to play in city for first time in nine years, with US team’s co-owner David Beckham reportedly in talks over side appearing in Lunar New Year Cup in February.

Hong Kong could have two fresh striking faces for January’s AFC Asian Cup finals after Stefan Pereira followed Juninho in revealing his optimism over receiving a passport before a pre-tournament camp.

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Kitchee midfielder Charlie Scott was reached his lowest ebb after being let go by the English Premier League giants, and it took walking away from the game to rediscover his love of football.

Hong Kong head coach Jorn Andersen had feared worst after central defender Vas Nunez was injured in World Cup qualifying clash against Turkmenistan.

After his exceptional display in the thrilling draw with Turkmenistan in World Cup qualifying, Yue Tze-nam credits the coach with freeing players to enjoy national duty.

Five friendlies planned during Hong Kong’s month of preparation for a first Asian Cup finals appearance since 1968, with fixtures in Abu Dhabi preceding Saudi encounter in Qatar.

On a night of breathless, exhilarating action at the national stadium, Hong Kong settle for a 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw with Turkmenistan after equalising twice.

Jorn Andersen urges local television companies to get behind his team as he plans raft of changes for next Tuesday’s meeting with Turkmenistan.

Hong Kong goalkeeper Yapp Hung-fai says he has ‘no problem travelling’ amid Israel-Hamas conflict, and believes the right attitude can get his team through a tough assignment on the pitch in Tehran.

Injury rules out Everton Camargo – who was sorely missed away to Bhutan having given the low-scoring side a goal threat – while Helio Goncalves pulls out after the squad is released.

Andrew Russell, who is quitting the city’s national team to focus on his club career, warns the domestic scene is failing clubs on the continental stage, with Kitchee training tougher than league games.

Saudi giant-killer Salem al-Dawsari and Australian icon Sam Kerr are named players of the year at AFC awards, while Hong Kong governing body claims a golden prize.

Ex-Barcelona and Real Madrid star Javier Saviola explains the global appeal of the clubs’ Clasico rivalry, and reminisces playing alongside with superstar forward Lionel Messi.

AFC Champions League clash was played in front of just 2,259 supporters inside cavernous So Kon Po venue but Kim says ‘they were fully behind our team’.

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The Hong Kong Football Association says it will assess security in region before deciding whether it is safe to travel for next month’s regional World Cup qualifier in Tehran.

Kim Dong-jin says personal relationships with players will take back seat in his mission to restore Kitchee’s success after sluggish start to new season.