South China’s Nikola Komazec: “Living through war and conflict made me stronger”

The true mark of successful person is often not the image they portray to the watching world; it is often the struggles and obstacles they have overcome with persistence to reach their desired destination. When faced with challenges, a person can either be cynical or world-weary or friendly and full of positivity. Luckily, Nikola Komazec, is […]

Hong Kong and China set to clash in Asian Champions League for first time

Eastern have finally reached the promised land of the Asian Champions league and Hong Kong will see the highest level of continental club football grace it’s shores for the first time in it’s history. Eastern have been drawn in Group G with Chinese club giants Guangzhou Evergrande (CSL), Suwon Samsung Bluewings (K-League) and the third […]

Hulk joins SIPG – An incredible boost for the CSL or an incredible waste of money?

Brazil international Hulk is set to join Shanghai SIPG in the coming days in a deal valued at €55 million from Zenit St. Petersburg. The versatile forward, 29, scored 56 goals in 97 Russian Premier League games for his former side following a similarly successful spell with FC Porto and has also represented his country […]

Atkins: Felipão arrives in China with much to prove as Evergrande roll the dice

The wind of change swept across Guangzhou on Thursday evening as dramatically as any of the city’s regular and dramatic storms thus far this summer. No sooner had the four-time Chinese Super League champions secured a 2-2 draw with Tianjin Teda than the announcement came—Fabio Cannavaro’s brief tenure as manager was over. In his place, […]

Weibo reacts to Fabio Cannavaro’s Guangzhou Evergrande departure

With Fabio Cannavaro departing Guangzhou Evergrande in dramatic style on Thursday evening and Luiz Felipe Scolari announced as his successor, Wild East Football takes a look at some of the initial Weibo reaction to the changes. (This page will be updated throughout the hours ahead)   Guangzhou Evergrande reporter Pan Weili of 3g.cn hinted at […]