Going to Gongti: A view from the away end

R&F at Gongti

Your WEF correspondent travelled to Beijing to watch Guoan host Guangzhou R&F and here relates what fans in the away end at Gongti can expect as well as some experiences more unique to following R&F.

Exclusive Interview: Michael Campion of Sun Pegasus FC and Hong Kong


Michael Campion of Sun Pegasus and Hong Kong is not your ordinary footballer but then how many investment bankers turned wine merchants turned full-time footballers are active in the professional game?…

2014 CGFx : China Grassroots Football Expo


White Elephants in Zhejiang, Ruffled Chinese Football Feathers, and a New Future for Football in the Middle Kingdom

Last week football forces from Beijing and Hong Kong converged in small town Tonglu, Zhejiang province to participate in the 2014 CGFx (China Grassroots Football) event.

WEF Exclusive – Petar Jelic Interview

Petar Jelic

New Guangdong Sunray Cave striker Petar Jelic  opened his scoring account in the China League One with a header in last weekend’s draw with Qingdao.…

WEF Exclusive Interview: Kim Pan-Gon – Hong Kong National Team Manager


Hong Kong national team manager Kim Pan-Gon is an affable and wise man who has spent the last fourteen years at the heartbeat of Hong Kong football.…

How do you build a Chinese football team?

The 40,000 capacity Helanshan stadium

Professional football is making a bold expansion into China’s hinterland this year with the debut of a newly established club in Ningxia province,  Yinchuan Helanshan FC after the new outfit was officially unveiled last November.…

Is there anything worse than a purple strip? A look at all the 2014 CSL kit kits


While we won’t get to see these kit designs on the pitch until this weekend, here’s a look at what your side will be wearing in the new year.…

Inside Chinese Football: Brazilian Olympic physiotherapist working with Sven Goran-Eriksson


The departure of Brazilian manager Sergio Farias from Guangzhou R&F midway through last season saw high-profile former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson arrive at the Yuexiushan Stadium.…

On the back of Evergrande’s success, CSL entering new era of riches


February has been a very rich month for Chinese football with a number of new sponsorship agreements being signed marking a new level of confidence and investment in the domestic game.…

“Promotion is easier than avoiding relegation” China League One fans Preview 2014

Henan win

Even to seasoned WEF correspondents, the lower reaches of the Chinese football league system can have an air of mystery about them.