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:

Overview[edit]

Events[edit]

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 team[edit]

Hong Kong Team[edit]

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

Friendly matches[edit]

2008-11-19
19:00 GMT+8
Macau  1 – 9  Hong Kong
Iek Kim Pang Goal ?' Lee Wai Lim Goal 5'66'?'
Cheng Siu Wai Goal 10'
Chan Siu Ki Goal 19'?'55'63'
Au Yeung Yiu Chung Goal 30'

2009-01-14
20:00 GMT+8
Hong Kong  2 – 1  India
Au Yeung Yiu Chung Goal 70'
Ng Wai Chiu Goal 90'
(Report) Bhutia Goal 80'
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,200

Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup[edit]

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

2009-01-01
15:00 GMT+8
Guangdong 3 – 1  Hong Kong
Shi Liang Goal 15'33'
Zhao Huang Goal 53'
(Report) Chan Siu Ki Goal 54'
Yuexiushan Stadium, Guangzhou
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Sun Bing

2009-01-04
15:15 GMT+8
Hong Kong  4 – 1 (a.e.t.) Guangdong
Chan Siu Ki Goal 31'
Lee Wai Lim Goal 45'
Xu Deshuai Goal 49'
Leung Chun Pong Goal 94'
(Report) Yin Hongbo Goal 74' (pen.)
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 3,395
Referee: Ng Kai Lam

Asian Cup qualifiers[edit]

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

2009-01-21
19:30 UTC+8
Hong Kong  1 – 3  Bahrain
Cheng Siu Wai Goal 90' (Report) Abdullatif Goal 10'
Fatadi Goal 37'
Salman Isa Goal 87'
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 6,013
Referee: Vo Minh Tri (Vietnam)

2009-01-28
16:15 UTC+3
Yemen  1 – 0  Hong Kong
Al Selwi Goal 52' (Report)
Ali Muhesen Stadium, Sana'a
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)

Hong Kong U-23[edit]

Hong Kong Macau Interport[edit]

2009-06-20
16:00 UTC+8
Hong Kong  5 – 1  Macau
Yeung Chi Lun Goal 13'
Pak Wing Chak Goal 21'
Leung Kam Fai Goal 63' (pen.)
Leung Chun Pong Goal 65'
To Hon To Goal 84'
(Report) Ho Man Hou Goal 28'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 350
Referee: Ng Kai Lam (Hong Kong)

Honours[edit]

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-scorers[edit]

First Division[edit]

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

Asian clubs competitions[edit]

AFC Cup 2008[edit]

For more details on this topic, see AFC Cup 2008.

AFC Cup 2009[edit]

For more details on this topic, see AFC Cup 2009.

Hong Kong Top Footballers Awards[edit]

Exhibition matches[edit]

ING Cup[edit]


2008-07-30
20:45 UTC+8
Cameroon U-23 Cameroon 0 – 2 Netherlands Netherlands U-23
Report Babel Goal 87'
Makaay Goal 90'
Hong Kong Stadium
Attendance: 6,039

2008-08-02
17:00 UTC+8
Cameroon U-23 Cameroon 1 – 0 United States USA U-23
Chedjou Goal 25' (pen.) Report
Hong Kong Stadium
Attendance: 6,728
Referee: Liu Kwok Man

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts[3]
1 Netherlands Netherlands U-23 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 7
2 Cameroon Cameroon U-23 2 1 0 1 1 2 -1 4
3 Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire U-23 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 3
4 United States USA U-23 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 1

Lunar New Year Cup[edit]

See 2009 Lunar New Year Cup.

Transfer deals[edit]

For more details on this topic, see List of Hong Kong football transfers summer 2008.

References[edit]

  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 (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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