2008–09 in Hong Kong football

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The 2008–09 season in Hong Kong football, starting July 2008 and ending June 2009:

OverviewEdit

EventsEdit

On 9 July 2008, South China goalkeeper Zhang Chunhui was sentenced imprisonment for 8 months due to inflicting grievous bodily harm upon another person. He injured a 17-year-old boy in Causeway Bay on 19 December 2007.[1]

On 22 July 2008, HKFA confirmed the Hong Kong First Division League team list for 2008-09 season. 13 teams will compete in the top division, among which TSW Pegasus and Xiangxue Eisiti will enter using competing membership, and they will need to sponsor one local cup competition each. There are two team name changes: Lanwa Redbull renamed to be Sheffield United and Wofoo Tai Po renames to be NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po.[2]

On 2 September 2008, the 2008–09 season of Hong Kong First Division League started at Hong Kong Stadium, with the match between South China and Citizen, with Citizen drawing South China 1–1.

On 17 September 2008, South China head coach Tsang Wai Chung left his post.

Representative teamEdit

Hong Kong TeamEdit

The home team is on the left column; the away team is on the right column.

Friendly matchesEdit

Macau  1 – 9  Hong Kong
Iek Kim Pang   ?' Lee Wai Lim   5'66'?'
Cheng Siu Wai   10'
Chan Siu Ki   19'?'55'63'
Au Yeung Yiu Chung   30'

Hong Kong  2 – 1  India
Au Yeung Yiu Chung   70'
Ng Wai Chiu   90'
(Report) Bhutia   80'
Attendance: 1,200

Guangdong-Hong Kong CupEdit

Hong Kong representative football team participated in 31st Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup.

Guangdong3 – 1  Hong Kong
Shi Liang   15'33'
Zhao Huang   53'
(Report) Chan Siu Ki   54'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Sun Bing

Hong Kong  4 – 1 (a.e.t.)Guangdong
Chan Siu Ki   31'
Lee Wai Lim   45'
Xu Deshuai   49'
Leung Chun Pong   94'
(Report) Yin Hongbo   74' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,395
Referee: Ng Kai Lam

Asian Cup qualifiersEdit

Hong Kong is going to play in their Asian Cup 2011 qualifying campaign.

Hong Kong  1 – 3  Bahrain
Cheng Siu Wai   90' (Report) Abdullatif   10'
Fatadi   37'
Salman Isa   87'
Attendance: 6,013
Referee: Vo Minh Tri (Vietnam)

Yemen  1 – 0  Hong Kong
Al Selwi   52' (Report)
Attendance: 10,000

Hong Kong U-23Edit

Hong Kong Macau InterportEdit

Hong Kong  5 – 1  Macau
Yeung Chi Lun   13'
Pak Wing Chak   21'
Leung Kam Fai   63' (pen.)
Leung Chun Pong   65'
To Hon To   84'
(Report) Ho Man Hou   28'

HonoursEdit

Competition Winner Details
First Division South China First Division 2008–09
Senior Challenge Shield TSW Pegasus Senior Challenge Shield 2008–09
Beat Convoy Sun Hei 3–0
FA Cup NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po FA Cup 2008–09
Beat TSW Pegasus 4–2
League Cup Convoy Sun Hei League Cup 2008–09
Beat TSW Pegasus 4–2 on penalties after 2–2 draw
Second Division Shatin Second Division 2008–09
Third Division Final Tuen Mun
Third Division "A" Lucky Mile
Third Division "District" Tuen Mun
Junior Challenge Shield Shatin Beat Sham Shui Po 2–0
HKFA 7-A-Side Competition Convoy Sun Hei Team A 2008–09 HKFA 7-A-Side Competition
Beat Kitchee Team B 1–0

Overall Top-scorersEdit

First DivisionEdit

Rank Player Club Goal(s) scored
League Shield L.C. FA Cup Total
1   Giovane Convoy Sun Hei 16 2 6 0 24
2   Detinho South China 18 0 0 0 18
3   Sandro Citizen 15 1 0 0 16
4   Guy Junior Ondoua TSW Pegasus 7 6 13
  Chan Siu Ki South China 12 1 0 0 13

Asian clubs competitionsEdit

AFC Cup 2008Edit

AFC Cup 2009Edit

Hong Kong Top Footballers AwardsEdit

Exhibition matchesEdit

ING CupEdit

Ivory Coast U-23  0 – 0  USA U-23
Report
Attendance: 6,039

Cameroon U-23  0 – 2  Netherlands U-23
Report Babel   87'
Makaay   90'
Attendance: 6,039

Cameroon U-23  1 – 0  USA U-23
Chedjou   25' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 6,728
Referee: Liu Kwok Man

Ivory Coast U-23  1 – 1  Netherlands U-23
Gervinho   47' Report Emanuelson   14'
Attendance: 6,728
P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts[3]
1   Netherlands U-23 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 7
2   Cameroon U-23 2 1 0 1 1 2 -1 4
3   Ivory Coast U-23 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 3
4   USA U-23 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 1

Lunar New Year CupEdit

See 2009 Lunar New Year Cup.

Transfer dealsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "南華門將張春暉傷人囚8月". Ta Kung Pao. 2008-07-09.
  2. ^ HKFA, 2008/09年度甲組聯賽參賽隊伍事宜 (in Chinese)
  3. ^ Three points are awarded for a win, one point for a draw, no points for a defeat. An extra point is also awarded for every goal scored.

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