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Hong Kong Sapling ( Chinese: 港菁) is a former Hong Kong professional football club which competes in the Hong Kong First Division League. The team was formed for training youngsters for the 2013 East Asian Games.
Reason to form [ edit ]
On 11 August 2011,
Mutual withdrew from the Hong Kong First Division League due to financial problems. The Hong Kong Football Association then decided to formed a team for training youngsters for the 2013 East Asian Games, as well as to replace Mutual.
About Club Badge [ edit ]
Hong Kong Football Association asked a professional designer to design a badge for the team. After the badge was published, because the badge looked like the badge of Wigan Athletic, people laughed at the badge and called the team "Fake Wigan".
Hong Kong Football Association then published a new badge for the team.
Players [ edit ]
Current squad [ edit ]
As of 5 February 2012
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
References [ edit ]
^ 科士打執教東亞運13 Paul Foster joined Hong Kong Sapling as head coach.