2014 China League One Season Preview

The 2014 China League One season kicked off last weekend with two more teams looking to reach the Chinese Super League and follow in the footsteps of last season’s champions Henan Jianye and runners up Harbin Yiteng. The likes of Guangzhou Evergrande, Jiangsu Sainty, Dalian Aerbin and Liaoning Whowin have passed through the league in […]

Qingdao & Melkam involved in match fixing/unpaid wages row

After having spent eight seasons playing in China, it appears that Gabriel Melkam’s time here has come to an unhappy end, as the Nigerian is involved in a spat with his former club, Qingdao Jonoon. Melkam released a public statement (view the entire statement here) the other day stating that he went down to Guangzhou, […]

Spoils shared at the seaside as R&F finally get off the mark

Qingdao Jonoon 1–1 Guangzhou R&F Chinese Super League Round 4 Melkam 76’; Yakubu 34’ High flying Qingdao were pegged back as Guangzhou R&F claimed their first point of the season after a match played in cold and windy conditions on the Shandong coast. Yakubu put the visitors ahead in the first half only to watch […]

Drogba Who? Foreigner Focus on Gabriel Melkam

Drogba Who? Wild East Football analyses those who have already made an impact on the Chinese Super League before this summer’s influx of football mega stars. It’s been a news heavy on a slightly larger scale this week, Ghana and China have agreed developmental football ties (the friendly last week seems quite coincidental!) where Ghana […]