Yanbian’s Gambian sensation: “No-one back home wanted me to come to China, but they are all CSL fans now”

Astronomical transfer fees on big names has seen the Chinese Super League dominate world football headlines this year but one of the biggest impacts made by a foreign player in China has come from a complete unknown. Last year, Bubacarr Trawally was just 20 when he joined one of China’s footballing outposts – Yanbian Funde, an […]

“Hong Kong football is falling behind mainland China” – South China manager Ricardo Rambo

Current South China manager Ricardo Rambo is a name synonymous with Hong Kong football after nearly 18 years of involvement in the local game as both a player and a manager. Through his own experiences, Rambo has seen both the highs and lows and the transition from the old first division to the current format […]

“The CSL Standard is Much Higher” – Interview with Jack Sealy of Changchun Yatai and Hong Kong

The Chinese Super League and the Hong Kong Premier League have co-existed side by side for several years now as two separate entities. Both leagues have revamped their image and both have the collective goal of raising the standard of play of their respective national teams. Despite the close proximity of the two leagues, very […]

Jaimes McKee Interview – “Having two big Hong Kong teams play in the Chinese Super League would have so much interest”

Sun Pegasus striker Jaimes Mckee has been a mainstay of the Hong Kong  team for several years now and is known for his hard work and commitment for the national cause.  After Hong Kong’s better than expected run of results in World Cup qualifying , Mckee’s stature in Hong Kong and Asian football has risen […]

Kitchee’ Juan Belencoso compares the Hong Kong league with Spain and Portugal’s

Kitchee’s perennial hitman and goal machine, Juan Belencoso has been striking fear into the heart of many a defender in Hong Kong and across the Asia Pacific for several years now. His goals have consistently ensured success for Kitchee and last year, this culminated in the club winning the domestic treble and cemented his name […]