Aiming for the Top – Interview with Jaimes McKee (Hong Kong and Sun Pegasus)

In an exclusive interview, Jaimes McKee discusses his family’s sporting / footballing heritage, his ambitions for Sun Pegasus and the new Hong Kong Premier League.  You would normally not expect to find a well-known professional footballer  / international willing to meet in the not so glamourous surroundings of McPherson Public playground (Mong Kok) and then […]

‘We don’t need famous players’ says Hainiu’s Herman ahead of Shandong Cup derby

Chinese FA Cup surprise side Qingdao Hainiu arranged themselves a local derby against Chinese Super League heavyweights Shandong Luneng in the last four after a great run sees them compete for a spot in the final. Hainiu are new to the Chinese second tier but have hit the ground running and sit an impressive seventh, […]

WEF interview: European dreams and Chinese reality for Zhang Linpeng

Ambition can be a cruel beast at times. It can be all too easy to possess an intense burning desire to achieve more and take the crucial next step in one’s life or career but, when the time comes, discover there is no viable exit route to pursue. For Chinese footballers, it is an all too common scenario that perhaps […]

Tobias Hysén: Xu Genbao is defacto head coach at Shanghai East Asia

With half of the Chinese Super League season remaining, Shanghai East Asia find themselves having performed above the expectations of many observers, leaving them in a promising position to challenge for an Asian Champions League spot. Key to their success has been the prolific form of Swedish international striker, Tobias Hysén, whose 11 goals in 14 […]

“The War made me a football coach” – Changchun Yatai’s Dragan Okuka

Dragan Okuka made waves two seasons ago by leading unfashionable Jiangsu Sainty to runners-up spot in the CSL, pushing powerhouse club Guangzhou Evergrande all the way. The Bosnian Serb head coach is now back in China at another less-fancied club, Changchun Yatai. Wild East Football caught up with Okuka to hear all about his Nanjing […]